The Gigafactory Berlin from You’re here began to deliver the first fruits of its production. The official inauguration of the factory of the electric car firm in Germany took place within the framework of the Delivery day, the first models made there reaching the hands of their owners. The new fact was that the Y model that started the production line in these facilities they were delivered by Elon Musk himself.
How could it be otherwise, the CEO of Tesla said he was present at the start of deliveries of his first German-produced electric cars. During his appearance, Elon Musk gave a short speech and shared a moment with buyerswho had the honor of getting into their new vehicles under the watchful eye of the South African-born businessman.
During the official opening of the facilities, Elon Musk spoke about Tesla’s plans in Europe. “I am very happy to deliver the first production cars developed by our incredible team here at Gigafactory Berlin. It’s a great day for the factory and I want to thank everyone involved. […] Tesla will ensure this is a gem for the region, for Germany, for Europe and for the whole world,” the executive said, adding, “Every vehicle we make will be another step towards a future sustainable energy”.
Below you can see the video with Elon Musk’s speech and the delivery of the first Tesla Model Y produced at the Gigafactory Berlin.
The Gigafactory Berlin is the key to Elon Musk and Tesla’s projects in Europe
To see the first Model Ys leave the Gigafactory Berlin and reach their buyers is a huge relief for Tesla and Elon Musk. It should be noted that the construction and commissioning of these facilities have experienced various setbacks. The electric car company’s original intention was for operations to begin in 2021, although the target date was later pushed back.
However, the Delivery day that took place during today’s session was more than just a day of marketing. Thus, Tesla begins a new stage of its European presence. And although the production estimate of 500,000 Model Ys and Model 3s per year at this factory is still a long way off, Elon Musk sends a message.
After all, your business has settled one of the countries with the greatest automotive tradition in Europe, and from there it will begin to gradually feed the growing demand for its vehicles in the region. Additionally, as the Gigafactory in Berlin gains production capacity, pressure on Tesla factories in China and the United States will be relieved.
“Sometimes people are sad about the future and wonder if we are going to solve the problem of energy sustainability, or they think that because of climate change it is already too late. I want to assure them that they can hope in the future, that they should hope in The problem will be solved and this factory is a big step in that direction,” said Elon Musk at the inauguration of the Tesla Gigafactory Berlin.
Recall that Tesla’s facilities in Germany will not be limited to the production of its electric cars, starting with the Model Y. In addition to the SUV, and future plans for the Model 3, the Gigafactory Berlin will also be make battery cells. It thus intends to complete the loop of its production chain and respond more easily to demand for its vehicles in Europe.