The first Tesla Model Y made in Europe arrives in France

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg

After many twists and turns, the German Gigafactory in Berlin-Brandenburg was able to start production of the Tesla Model Y. The first 30 examples, in Performance version, have just been delivered to their German owners. France will be served in a few days.

The first performances in Europe

This is excellent news for all those who are seduced by the exceptional adventure of the American manufacturer Tesla: Finally the European factory is active and begins to respond to commands from new or experienced EV drivers. The first 30 German customers served had ordered the Model Y SUV in Performance version.

Of course equipped with all-wheel drive, this top-of-the-range version is distinguished externally by a carbon fiber spoiler that improves stability at high speeds. At the top, it can reach 250 km/h on motorways that cross the Rhine, compared to 217 km/h for the Long Range model. The exercise from 0 to 100 km/h is now achieved in 3.7 seconds, compared to 5 seconds in the wiser version.

The brake system was revised and the suspension was lowered. to be up to the new performances. The calipers are barely visible behind the spokes of the standard 21-inch Überturbine alloy wheels. Upon boarding, the driver is greeted by an aluminum-style pedal box. According to the WLTP mixed cycle, it would have a range of 514 km at its disposal.

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg

France served in a few days

In France, the Tesla Model Y Performance is offered from 66,990 euros. By placing an order today, it would be possible to receive your copy during the next month of April. However, the French website is more cautious” May 2022 ».

However, the first French customers would be served more quickly and symbolically within a few days. The manufacturer promises deliveries in hand before the end of this month of March for those who had already committed.

The most efficient and sustainable plant?

In its just received press release, Tesla is pleased to be able to describe its Berlin-Brandenburg gigafactory as “ its most advanced and sustainable factory and the most efficient to date ».

The manufacturer claims that it has ” worked with local authorities and associations to ensure minimal impact on flora and fauna, as well as to replace industrial pine plantation existing by forested areas composed of 60% hardwood, making them more robust, diverse and ecologically virtuous ».

In addition, the processes will consume less water, energy and solvents per vehicle. In any case, Berlin-Brandenburg Gigafactory It is the fifth factory in the world to produce electric cars of the American brand.

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg

Since 2019

The announcement of the construction of the site dates back to 2019.. the following spring, the civil engineering machinery was already spinning on the ground. after 2 years and many adventures questioning the future of the sitethe production lines have finally been activated.

All of Tesla’s European markets will be supplied from there, initially with the Model Y Performance. And this, thanks to an annual production capacity that could reach 500,000 units if necessary.

To cheer them up, the site could provide up to 50 gigawatt hours of battery per exercise. Several production units are spread over more than 300 hectares of land, for vertical integration.

The largest car factory in Europe?

With a total area inside the buildings of 227,000 m2, Tesla is allowed to state that its site is positioned as ” the largest electric car factory in Europe by volume ».

At cruising speed, 12,000 employees would be busy producing lithium-ion cells, electric motors, plastic components, seats, and other mechanical, bodywork, and electronic components. Everything will allow all these fashionable cars to be assembled at the Gigafactory in Berlin-Brandenburg.

To date, more than 3,000 employees have already started working at the German factory. A vast recruitment campaign is currently underway, which should last several months. The profiles sought are very varied, ranging from production to the supply chain, through construction and engineering.

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg

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