Tesla bought a plot of 12 hectares, which is located south of the Giga Berlin site.
At the end of March, one of the enthusiasts who oversees Tesla’s progress in Germany noticed that workers set up fences for lizards outside the territory that the company acquired to build Gigafactory. A plot of about 12 hectares is located south of it, on the other side of the road.
Estimated placement of the site, according to the fences from the lizards:
Source: Tobias Lindh/Twitter
This is where they are placing lizard fences right now in the GVZ south of the #GigaBerlin site. We know that @Tesla wanted to buy land in that area. So it seems like this are the areas they bought. pic.twitter.com/bnLj6oEWJI— Tobias Lindh (@tobilindh) March 19, 2020
Tobias Lindh claims that Tesla requested 12 additional hectares, but he does not know for sure, which sites they bought and why. This site is not part of the factory, therefore the information is closed to public access.
We know they requested 12 additional hectares. We don't know which plots they bought and why. That information is not public because it's not part of the factory. But I think it's save to say that they bought the areas where they put the green lizard fences.— Tobias Lindh (@tobilindh) May 2, 2020
Another enthusiast, @Gf4Tesla, suggests that container camp for the construction management or container camp for workers can be located here.
#GigaBerlin— @GF4Tesla..🏗️🏗️.build #GigaBerlin. (@Gf4Tesla) May 2, 2020
Interesting details from outside the GF4 site.
fact : TESLA has also bought plots of land outside the GF4
-preparation for groundbreaking ceremony ?
-container camp for the construction management ?
-container camp for workers ?
It is time for speculation...🤔😉 pic.twitter.com/WKN6yTHBGQ
It is not possible to get more details at the moment, but there are a few quite reasonable assumptions.
- Tesla Supercharger may be located here. It would be convenient to have a charging station near the factory, but due to the fact that it will be located outside of it, the Supercharger can be publicly available. Here cars of employees of the factory, as well as residents of nearby settlements or cars passing by can freely be charged.
- Tesla Service Center can be built here. This would allow very quickly to receive all the necessary parts for cars, which would undoubtedly have a positive impact on the opinion of customers.
- A delivery center located in close proximity to the factory would be a great option. The automaker could save on the delivery of vehicles to the delivery center, and customers would not have to drive through the streets of the capital, getting stuck in traffic jams, which can significantly save them time.
- This territory can also be used as a warehouse or as a place for temporary container camp for the construction management or for workers.
Whatever the idea, this territory will certainly have an important strategic purpose.
The automaker recently finished the land preparation phase on its Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg and are about to break ground on the construction phase of this project. Based on the current progress, the company intends to launch the first Model Y deliveries from Gigafactory Berlin in 2021.
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