Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has announced that the company's second factory outside the United States will be set up near Berlin, the German capital. German politicians and Berlin executives welcomed the decision.
Musk said on his social media account that the factory, which will be named 'Giga Berlin', will produce batteries, powertrain and vehicles, while the first car to be produced will be the 'Model Y'. The factory is expected to start production in 2021 and employ 10 thousand people.
Elon Musk brought 6 aircraft loads of robots and equipment from Germany last year to overcome problems with the Model 3, which was manufactured at the California plant, and to accelerate battery production. With this decision, Musk will be able to directly benefit from this ecosystem in his manufacturing activities.
As a result of Tesla's failure to achieve a level of mass production speed that would become more efficient than its competitors, the company has had a hard time meeting its production targets and has lost some of its key personnel to its competitors.
With this factory planned to be built in Germany, Elon Musk hopes to overcome all these problems. Musk said at an event on Tuesday that everyone knows how amazing German engineering is, and that's one of the reasons why they prefer Germany for Gigafactory Europe.