We all know that Giga Berlin is going to be different from the rest of the factories of Tesla. The EV maker claims that Gigafactory Berlin will be the most advanced high-volumetric electric vehicle production plant globally.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed what all-new Tesla will be producing at the plant. Recently, an EV channel on Twitter asked Elon about the battery cells Tesla will be producing in Giga Berlin. In response to the tweet, Elon said Tesla will be producing batteries with 4860 cells and a new structural design in Giga Berlin.
The EV maker also plans to produce the front and rear parts of the chassis in a single casting. Furthermore, there will be a new paint system.
“Lot of new technology will happen in Berlin, which means significant production risk,” Musk said. Since there’s some sort of production risk, the new technological advancements will first be tested in Giga Berlin. After the successful implementation, it will take about two years for the transition in the factories of Fremont and Shanghai.
One of the biggest challenges could be combining the rear and front underbody into one single piece. Some people thought the design could lead to complications while repairing in case of any crash. However, Elon clarified the doubts by explaining that “the crash absorption rails can be cut off and replaced with a bolted part for collision repair.”
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Tesla Model Y Will Be First Electric Car Produced In Giga Berlin
According to Tesla’s official website, Model Y will be the first car produced in Giga Berlin. The factory is scheduled to open in 2021, and the first Model Y is expected to roll-out by the end of 2021.
With this, the Model Y will be the company’s first car to get 4680 cells and a new structural design.
As soon as the word came out from Elon’s account, Tesla fans couldn’t stop expressing their excitement. One of the fans said, “whoa!!! wait, what??? Are you saying that Model Ys that are going to get produced and delivered to customers in 2021 will be equipped with the new 4680 cells???”
This is not the first time Elon has announced something that drives his fans crazy.
Anyway, what do you guys think? Will the upcoming Model Y with 4680 cells and new structural design be better than the current one?