On December 11th, according tomedia reports, Tesla’s job advertisement suggested that the company might produce its own batteries at its Gigafactory 4 in Berlin, Germany. On November 12th Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, announced at an awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany, that the company’s European super plant would be built in Berlin, Germany.
After the ceremony, Musk also tweeted that Super4 would be used to make batteries, powertrains and vehicles, starting with model Y. Tesla plans to start production of the Model Y at the plant as early as 2021.
Tesla’s superplant in Berlin will be the company’s fourth, with three more being super-factory in Shanghai, super-battery plant in Nevada and super-factory in Buffalo, New York.
The European super plant is initially expected to create 3,000 jobs, which will then grow to 7,000,media have revealed.
Tesla plans to begin construction of its Berlin plant in the first three months of 2020, which is expected to be completed and put into operation by the end of 2021. When put into operation, the plant will produce up to 150,000 vehicles a year.
Tesla hopes to hire an innovative senior process engineer for its European superplant, as well as someone who can solve technical problems using engineering basics and extensive tools.
Media speculated through job advertisements that Tesla’s super factory in Berlin would not only produce cars and battery packs, but would also help develop and produce its own batteries. Developing its own battery will allow Tesla to better control the price of its electric cars, making them cheaper for consumers.
In addition to job ads, there have been other recent events that suggest Tesla may be producing its own batteries. In May, Tesla announced the completion of its acquisition of Maxwell, the battery maker. There is speculation that the acquisition is likely to be linked to Maxwell’s new lithium-ion electrode technology. Later, Tesla acquired an engineering company that specializes in making equipment for battery makers.