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It appears that some trial EV production activities may be ongoing at Tesla’s Germany-based factory. During a recent flyover of the massive Grünheide site, several Tesla Model Y units that seemed to have been produced in the facility were spotted rolling out of Gigafactory Berlin. The all-electric crossovers then proceeded to head over to the site’s test track.

While the three Model Y units seemed to have been produced in the Gigafactory Berlin complex, there is also a chance that the vehicles were just used to calibrate the production equipment that have long been set up in the facility. That being said, Model Y units that were used for calibration do not typically use Gigafactory Berlin’s test track. With this in mind, there seems to be a decent chance that the vehicles spotted in the recent video were locally built.

Another noteworthy aspect of the recent Model Y sighting in Gigafactory Berlin is the fact that the three vehicles were painted in different colors. If the all-electric crossovers were indeed produced in Giga Berlin, then this could hint that Tesla is now well on its way in testing its next-generation paint shop. There is a lot of hype surrounding Giga Berlin’s paint shop, as CEO Elon Musk has noted that the facility would be Tesla’s best so far.

While Gigafactory Berlin is still quite stuck waiting for its final permit, Tesla’s recent activities on the site suggest that the company is doing what it can within the confines of the early approvals that the project have received to date. Gigafactory Berlin was initially expected to start production sometime in the second half of 2021, but this timeframe has been delayed as the project met opposition from local groups. The final approval for the facility also remains pending.

Tesla seems ready to start putting the pedal to the metal with Gigafactory Berlin’s operations. During the country fair that the company held last month, Tesla showcased some of Giga Berlin’s key sections, and while the company all but highlighted that it was not building cars on the site just yet, the EV maker did give the impression that it is ready to go. For now, the wait continues for Gigafactory Berlin’s start of operations, especially as local groups opposed to the facility are yet to throw the towel on their opposition to the facility.
 

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Tesla S Plaid carbon ceramic breaks cost 20k ..... lolzz.... imagine

That's only for people who want to drive the car really hard all the time.

Designed for the ultimate track experience, the Model S Plaid Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit is a complete hardware package that delivers maximum, repeatable stopping power during high-performance driving.
 

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Tesla Model Y Performance variants were spotted on vehicle haulers in Germany, leaving the soon-to-be-approved production facility the automaker plans to open near Berlin in early 2022.

Images of Model Y Performance configurations were spotted by Steve and Julian Igembb on Facebook and shared by user @TeslaAdri on Twitter. The photographs show six Model Y Performance vehicles on haulers, likely being transported to a nearby facility for crash testing, emissions assessments, and range rating research as the vehicle will eventually be produced at the plant and delivered to customers.



The Performance trim can be recognized in several ways: red brake calipers or a red line under the “Dual Motor” badge, located on the vehicle’s trunk.

The Model Y is Tesla’s most recently released vehicle, being delivered for the first time in March 2020. Since then, the vehicle has become Tesla’s best-seller, overtaking the Model 3 sedan. It has taken priority at Tesla’s first European production facility and will be produced there initially, with other vehicles to follow after the all-electric crossover has been fully ramped at the plant.

Prior to the Model 3 Performance being built at Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai plant in China, images of that vehicle were also spotted being transported to an unknown location on vehicle haulers.

Gigafactory Berlin was expected to begin production before the end of 2021. However, various bottlenecks in regulatory processes have pushed Tesla’s initial production at Giga Berlin to early 2022. Tesla has sparred regularly with local environmental groups, who have raised concerns over groundwater and other potentially hazardous elements, like a storage tank, at the site. Recent holdups have been related to a hearing related to water pumping at a nearby facility, as the Eggersdorf waterworks facility approved increased water pumping rates for the facility without necessary testing. The Administrative Court in Frankfurt confirmed that the hearing was supposed to take place on December 6. However, it was postponed and has still not taken place.

As a result, various sources close to the mater expected the factory to not begin production by the end of 2021. It now seems that, with less than two days left in the year, Tesla will start production in early 2022.
 

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Yeah they probably would have but any Brexit related stuff was something they didn't want to deal with.

With regards to the car industry - there is no real brexit items to deal with. A bad decision by Tesla and one i think even Elon Musk thinks so of now.

There was no way that the German car manufacturers were ever going to allow Tesla to get any advantage on "home" turf, so they used every trick in the book to slow Tesla down while they in parallel prepared and executed their plans to go electric...
 

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With regards to the car industry - there is no real brexit items to deal with. A bad decision by Tesla and one i think even Elon Musk thinks so of now.

There was no way that the German car manufacturers were ever going to allow Tesla to get any advantage on "home" turf, so they used every trick in the book to slow Tesla down while they in parallel prepared and executed their plans to go electric...
Germany has embarked on environmental extremism. Look at the super factory in Shanghai, which was built and started production in ten months. The output reached half of Tesla's global output in 2021, with an annual output of 450000 vehicles. This is why big companies like to set up factories in China.
 

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With regards to the car industry - there is no real brexit items to deal with. A bad decision by Tesla and one i think even Elon Musk thinks so of now.

There was no way that the German car manufacturers were ever going to allow Tesla to get any advantage on "home" turf, so they used every trick in the book to slow Tesla down while they in parallel prepared and executed their plans to go electric...


Tesla is already outperforming German car manufacturers in Germany and Europe, and that’s without Berlin.
 

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