31.3.2022 | Tesla officially opens Berlin Gigafactory
Tesla’s fourth Gigafactory, and its first in Europe, is officially being opened on 22nd of March by the company’s CEO Elon Musk, Reuters reports.
The milestone was reached around two and a half years after Tesla initially announced its plans to build a factory on the site, which is located just outside the German capital of Berlin, and is officially called Giga Berlin-Brandenburg.
As part of the opening ceremony, Tesla is handing over the first production cars made at the factory to customers: 30 Model Y compact SUVs. Reuters reports that these are the performance configuration of the vehicle, which have a range of 320 miles and sell for €63,990. According to the report - Tesla was given provisional approval to begin commercial production at the factory earlier this month, allowing it to produce up to 500,000 vehicles at the site per year.