Tesla CEO Elon Musk not too long ago visited the corporate’s Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg plant in Germany and reportedly confirmed its forthcoming entry-level mannequin will probably be produced there.
There have been rumours swirling for months now about the place this new entry-level Tesla electrical car (EV) will probably be produced, together with in Mexico and India.
It’s fully doable manufacturing of the forthcoming Tesla entry-level mannequin may nonetheless be taking place in these locations as manufacturing on the Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg plant is reportedly for the European market solely.
Tesla’s German manufacturing plant at present produces the Mannequin Y for the European market.
The brand new Tesla mannequin is also produced in additional places together with China, like the place the Australian-specification Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y are at present manufactured.
As well as, Mr Musk confirmed throughout his go to to the Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg plant that your complete manufacturing unit will probably be lined in artwork.
At Giga Berlin right this moment to congratulate the workforce on their glorious progress.
The manufacturing unit seems superb!
We’re going to cowl all of the concrete with artwork.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 3, 2023
At this stage it’s unclear when Tesla plans to begin producing this new entry-level mannequin at its German plant.
A current report from Chinese language outlet LatePost mentioned Tesla’s next-generation autos will enter manufacturing in Mexico within the first quarter of 2025.
Tesla has confirmed it’s engaged on a smaller, extra reasonably priced car to fit below the Mannequin 3, in addition to a robotaxi.
It has mentioned previous Tesla autos have been designed first, then engineered, then manufactured. However with the next-generation mannequin, it needs to convey the design, engineering and manufacturing groups collectively at the start.
The corporate identified the inefficiencies of the standard approach of producing a car, saying it’s at “the tail finish of its manufacturing optimisation” simply over 100 years since Henry Ford opened his first meeting line.