The project mainly includes the construction and operation of the Model Y assembly building with an estimated annual production of up to 500,000 electric vehicles per year. At the moment, the investment amount for the construction of Giga Berlin is € 1,065 billion.
Along with its clarified production goals, Tesla released a new design for its Model Y factory. The facility shrank from 24 meters to 15 meters. Presumably, everything inside the Model Y factory also shrank. However, the application did show that the press shop and paint shop remained the same size. The press shop would need the extra space given that Tesla ordered a Giga Press for the Model Y’s underbody castings.
One surprising piece of information in Tesla’s amended application was that Giga Berlin would not make battery packs for the vehicles produced in Grünheide. In connection with these changes, Tesla is also forced to review the number of required workers. At the initial plan, the company needed up to 12,000 employees, but now, due to the fact that there will be no battery production in Giga Berlin, this number of employees is becoming superfluous.
A number of European publications reported that Tesla now intends to hire 10,500 employees who will work in 3 shifts of 3,000 to 3,500. It should be noted that this is a demonstration of the seriousness of the intentions of the California company because, despite the fact that it was necessary to completely change the design of the European factory and abandon part of the production, Tesla still intends to hire 10,500! employees.
Tesla's main Fremont factory, which produces Model S, 3, X, and Y for the world, employs 10,000 people. At the same time, the company's European factory seeks to hire the same number of employees, which is a strong signal of trust.
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