Tesla Giga Berlin continues to grow and has already employed around 5,000 people. Thanks to this, the manufacturer has become the largest employer in the region, which significantly improves the economic situation there.
Tesla Giga Berlin is the largest industrial employer in the entire Berlin region, new figures show. In just the last two months, the manufacturer has hired about 1,000 new employees, and now employs about 5,000 people. Thus, the number of employees of the company has increased by about 25% through May and June, which is a good pace. According to official figures, the factory currently operates in two shifts, but a third shift will be added in the near future, which will provide employment opportunities for hundreds more people.
Ultimately, Tesla aims to produce 500,000 vehicles a year in Phase 1 of the factory expansion, which will require around 12,000 employees. The plant started operations in March 2022 and will need some time to ramp up production and expand the number of employees to the desired level. In addition, the battery plant will also provide several thousand jobs. In June, Giga Berlin reached a production capacity of 1,000 units and plans to increase this significantly once the factory upgrade is completed, which will start on July 11. After that, production capacity is expected to increase to 3,000 units per week. It is to be expected that Tesla will periodically upgrade Giga Berlin to reach a production capacity of 500,000 units per year and beyond.
In addition to increasing production capacity, the current upgrade will prepare for the production of the Model Y with a structural battery pack. Keep in mind that the German factory is not yet producing 4680 battery cells, but is simply trying to prepare the production lines up by the time the battery factory is up and running.
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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.