Official: Tesla Gigafactory 4 To Be Built In Germany
14. November 2019 - Inside EVs
It will produce "batteries, powertrains and vehicles, starting with Model Y."
Elon Musk officially confirmed that Tesla's new manufacturing plant in Europe, the Tesla Gigafactory 4, will be built in Germany.
A more precise location at the moment is "in the Berlin area", "Located near the new airport" (BER airport). It's a surprise compared to previous reports/rumors.
The European Gigafactory was promised for quite some time and most recently Tesla said that GF4 will produce Model 3/Y starting in 2021.
Today, Elon Musk revealed that Gigafactory 4 will start from Model Y, which means that Model 3 will still be imported from the U.S., just like Model S/X.
Besides manufacturing vehicles, GF4 will also produce batteries (we don't have confirmation yet whether it means only modules/packs or also cells) and powertrains. In Berlin, Tesla will have also a design center.
Reportedly, around 10,000 new jobs will be created through the investment and Tesla is already seeking employees (see Tesla website here)