News on March 23, according to foreign media reports, although the new coronavirus epidemic is still raging, Tesla is still continuing the construction of the Berlin plant. The latest pictures expose the progress of the first phase of the project. Level the foundation of the building.
Earlier this month, media reports said that Tesla had withdrawn US employees working at its Berlin plant out of concerns over a new coronavirus outbreak. German media reported at the time that this could affect the timetable for plant construction. According to the original plan, Tesla plans to start construction of the first building this month and is ready to start production by July 21.
The Tesla Berlin plant is located near the GVZ Berlin-Ost Freienbrink industrial park and covers an area of 300 hectares. Construction work on the project site currently appears to be ongoing. Pictures taken by Tesla fans on March 21 show that Tesla seems to be leveling its grounds, preparing to build the first phase of the Berlin factory building here.
In 2019, the plan of the Tesla Berlin plant was leaked, including its plant layout plan, in order of numerical order for battery and drive unit manufacturing, seat manufacturing, final assembly, paint workshop, central supply building, elevated warehouse, wastewater treatment, bodywork Construction, plastic production / stamping workshop / casting workshop, new railway station, test track, delivery and collection (independent rail transport facility under construction), and parking lot.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tesla will make "batteries, powertrains and vehicles, initially in the Model Y" at the Berlin plant. Among them, the first phase of the project is the production of Model Y.
In fact, the construction of the Tesla Berlin plant is scheduled to begin this month, and Musk may participate in the groundbreaking ceremony. However, it is unclear whether this situation will still occur due to the impact of the new coronavirus epidemic. But it is encouraging that work at the site continues.