Tesla Giga Berlin confirms that it has launched its battery factory. Although there is not yet a full-fledged production of batteries, the factory supplies their parts, which are then used for production.
Tesla Giga Berlin has officially put its battery factory into operation, Brandenburg's economy minister, Jörg Steinbach, announced on Wednesday. He confirmed that at the moment, the company only produces some battery components, which are then used for production.
“The building is buzzing, it's crowded,”Steinbach told rbb. He said that the manufacturing process for the battery parts that are produced there is already well developed. “What is manufactured there as a pre-product fully utilizes this building on the spot,” Steinbach added.
In early February, Tesmanian exclusively revealed that Giga Berlin is setting up anode mixing, which is going “super well.” This could hint that the company's success so far is in the production of an anode for its batteries.
After the US government created favorable conditions, including tax breaks for battery production domestically, Tesla focused on the initial launch of the full production of 4680 batteries in the US. However, this does not cancel the company's plan to launch battery production in Germany, but only slightly postpones it. Once anode production has reached a certain set stage, Tesla will begin the installation of the cathode line, Tesmanian sources said.
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