Tesla’s groundbreaking new paint shop is taking shape at Germany’s Giga Berlin production site. The size of the building is impressive, and recent photos provide viewers with a perfect visual impression of how big the structure is relative to some of the on-site staff.
The massive structure is expected to change Tesla’s paint quality, which has been an admitted struggle of the electric automaker for years.
In April, CEO Elon Musk stated that Giga Berlin would receive a brand new paint shop that would provide high-quality colors in multiple layers that change with the curvature of the car’s body.
Musk also suggested the company would add some new colors to the European market, including “Deep Crimson,” which is actually the CEO’s favorite.
Tesla’s building crews in Germany are now working on the Paint Plant, and the building assembly is coming together at a rapid pace, thanks to strategic pre-fabricated construction methods.
Pictures of the facility posted on Twitter by @Gf4Tesla show the sheer scale of the facility, which is rapidly and efficiently coming together.
The Paint Shop’s massive nature is certainly justified for Tesla’s planned production efforts at its first European manufacturing plant. The company will start with the Model Y, Tesla’s newest car to date, and plans to construct 500,000 units in its initial phase of production.
Tesla would have to manufacture a large number of cars at Giga Berlin to keep up with rivals and fulfill rising demand of a robust EV market in Europe. Currently, the Renault Zoe and Hyundai Kona are Europe’s two most popular BEVs as of June, the EV Sales Blog reported.
So far, Tesla has raced through the construction of the Giga Berlin plant, with the Drive Unit structure in near-record time being complete. The Drive Unit roof was added and completed on September 1st, just in time for Musk’s arrival at the site.
Last week Musk arrived in Germany to check out the progress at Giga Berlin, along with a few other stops including a stop at CureVac and a quick visit to Volkswagen Board Head Herbert Diess, where he drove the ID.3.
Tesla currently plans to start production at Giga Berlin in July 2021.
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