Tesla Battery Factory at Giga Berlin Continues to Grow: The First Cross Beam Has Been Installed

Tesla Battery Factory at Giga Berlin Continues to Grow: The First Cross Beam Has Been Installed

Photos: @Gf4Tesla/Twitter

Tesla is continuing with the construction of the Battery Factory at Giga Berlin, which will produce the innovative 4680 tabless battery cells. Construction crews continue to install reinforced concrete pillars and the first cross beam has just been installed.

Video reviews of the construction progress of Giga Berlin give a good idea of ​​what is happening at the Tesla construction site in Germany. During another drone flyby, @Gf4Tesla/Twitter noticed that the construction of the battery factory had reached a new milestone. On August 27, the first cross beam was installed to support the building that will produce the world's most innovative battery cells.

The solid foundation for the battery factory at Giga Berlin is almost complete. At the end of July, Tesla installed the first reinforced concrete pillar, and has made great strides since then. At the moment, 14 pillars have already been installed and the installation of cross beams has begun. As of August 27, one cross beam has been installed, but 15 more are near the pillars, to be installed shortly.

The 4680 battery cell production building will be the tallest of all Phase 1 buildings. The Battery Factory is 25.26 meters high, while the Paint Shop, currently the tallest building, is 24.35 meters. From the photographs, we can see that the foundation for the building is being built to be very solid. This is due to how much load it has to carry. The production equipment, as the materials for the production of battery cells, is very heavy, therefore extra strength is required.

Giga Berlin will produce 50-gigawatt hours of battery cells annually. When the factory is completed, it will be the largest battery manufacturing plant in Europe. However, this is only an initial plan, and in the future, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hopes to produce around 250 gigawatt-hours per year. “I can even imagine expanding to 200 to 250 GWh,” he said. "I'm pretty sure that that would make it the largest battery factory in the world."

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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.

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