Tesla Giga Berlin is an engineering work of art. The knowledge accrued during the construction of Giga Nevada and Giga Shanghai has been directly applied in building Giga Berlin in the shortest possible time. Tesla's team, led by Evan Horetsky and German construction firms, are working hard to build a truly cutting-edge, state-of-the-art factory.
The company and its German construction partners rely primarily on precast concrete elements, which allow for construction that is even faster than that in China. Although production was originally supposed to start in mid-2021, Tesla should be ahead of schedule and start production in early 2021.
The Drive Unit looks almost complete. All walls, except for the western one, are about finished. You can see that more facade elements have appeared on the walls, which help us picture how the building will look after construction is complete. The roof is already finished and almost completely insulated.
The Paint Shop looks even more striking. The installation of pillars began between its two blocks, for subsequent connection into one monolithic structure. This building will be impressively large and will house the world's most advanced paint shop. The first facades also appeared on the building.
At the moment, internal work has begun in the building. The video shows that the process of pouring the floors has begun. The process of installing and insulating the roof is being actively prioritized. Since it rains at this time of the year, quick roof installation is a must to protect the building.
In the north, opposite the Paint Shop and Press Shop, 2 tents have popped up. At the moment, their purpose is not exactly known, but it is likely that they are used as warehouses for materials and machines for the paint shop.
The construction of Body in White is progressing rapidly. All the pillars seem to have been installed and most of the building has already been covered with a roof. Insulation is done. On the south side of Body in White, the first walls have appeared, which help us imagine its final shape.
The installation of footings for Casting continues. This process requires special attention as the building will house 8 giant Die Casting Machines — Giga Presses. Most of the footings have already been installed, although it may take a bit more time to complete this step.
The installation of pillars for General Assembly appears to have been fully completed and the roof structures are being installed. The installation of internal partitions began on the north side of the building. Several units are already installed, while others are on the ground awaiting installation.
In a few months, the construction of the first phase of Giga Berlin will be complete and Europeans will have the opportunity to order an updated and unique Model Y.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.