Still awaiting final approval from the German authorities, the Berlin Gigafactory could receive this sesame as early as October to start production of electric vehicles, announced Elon Musk.
The Berlin Gigafactory is several months behind schedule, it is a fact. Tesla boss Elon Musk confirmed the news last May. Consequences: the production of the first Tesla produced in Europe will not stick to the initial specifications, which counted on the summer of 2021, then on deliveries in early 2022.
But to meet customer expectations and keep promises, Mr. Musk simply used his Shanghai Gigafactory. From this factory, for example, the first Tesla Model Y, which is currently being transported to the old continent.
Musk hopes for October
As such, Model Y stamped on their bodywork with an ironic message “Not a Model Y” were recently spotted in the Netherlands. The art of communicating to the Tesla. Nevertheless, the Californian group could achieve its ends and launch its production lines more or less on time, namely in October.
” We are looking forward to getting approval to produce the first cars, maybe in October if we are lucky.“, Notably slipped Elon Musk during a visit to the Berlin site, alongside Armin Laschet, local support and candidate for Angela Merkel’s succession to the post of chancellor.
It should be understood here that the Gigafactory Berlin is already almost operational, but that only the final building permit issued by the official authorities could be missing. Permit that is slow to arrive to the chagrin of Elon Musk, who did not hesitate to point the finger at the administrative puzzle of the country.
Administrative slowness that irritates
Without this permit, the Berlin plant is just a“empty shell“. And as long as this permit is not granted to Tesla, the Californian manufacturer will not be able to start production of automobiles. Armin Laschet does not hesitate to support the CEO of SpaceX with regard to the long German administrative processes.
“Sometimes it feels like inventing something new is technologically easier than dismantling the bureaucracy in Germany“, did he declare. A problem that visibly irritates more than one.
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