Last year Tesla broke records by completing its first Asian factory, Giga Shanghai, in just one year. However, the American company wants to overcome itself and reduce this time when building Giga Berlin, its first plant in Europe, which should be operational by the middle of next year.
Everything seems to indicate that Tesla is well on track to achieve its goal. A video recently uploaded to the network shows us that the company is simultaneously erecting several buildings with astonishing speed. This speed is probably because the expected SUV Model Y, the most ambitious model in its range, will not reach the old continent until the new factory is ready.
Although the brand plans to start producing cars at its European facilities by July 2021, large-scale production is likely to begin somewhat later. The Model Y will arrive at the right time, shortly after its main rivals (the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Nissan Ariya, and Volkswagen ID.4).
To speed up the construction of the factory, Tesla is using prefabricated modules, an increasingly common solution in the field of architecture. Thanks to this decision, the company will be able to streamline the entire process and complete the plant in record time. According to Elon Musk, it will be one of the most advanced on the planet thanks to its high automation and its sophisticated paint shop.
In the video above, you can see both the large prefabricated pieces being transported to the ground by train and the three buildings that are being erected simultaneously. As with Giga Nevada and Giga Shanghai, Giga Berlin will be built in phases to start production as soon as possible, gradually expanding its capacity.
At first, Giga Berlin will not only host the production of several electric models (the Model Y and Model 3 are currently confirmed), but it will also have lines for the manufacturing of batteries and even a design and development center that could take care of the creation of the company’s first compact model.