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Final approval for Tesla Giga Berlin expected by the end of the week, opening ceremony scheduled for March 22-23: Report

A recent report from Germany indicates that the final approval for Tesla Gigafactory Berlin is expected this weekend. A major opening event is reportedly being prepared, complete with the first deliveries of the German-made Model Y.

The information was recently published by the German Press Agency tagspiegel, who noted that Prime Minister Dietmar Wiedek’s “Tesla Task Force” met last Tuesday to discuss final approval of the facility. The meeting reportedly lasted only 20 minutes, but the discussions were clear: There were no bigger challenges facing the German-based Tesla electric car plant.

It is said that preparations are now underway for the grand opening event of the Gigafactory Berlin. The facility’s official opening is scheduled for March 22, 2022, according to news media, though that date may one day be pushed back to March 23, 2022 instead. It is reported that the Brandenburg Police Make the necessary preparations for this event as well.

Similar to the grand opening of the first phase of the Gigafactory Shanghai, the official launch of the Giga Berlin will include the delivery of the first production Model Y to customers. A total of 30 Model Ys made in Germany are expected to be delivered to customers at the official opening ceremony of Giga Berlin.

Tesla has built the Giga Berlin’s first stage at its own peril using more than 20 early approvals, and so far, the company has gone so far as to produce pre-production cars that are not allowed to be sold to consumers. Viewers from Tesla enthusiasts in the region estimate that more than 1,000 Model Ys made in Germany were built before production from 2000 pre-production vehicles which the company was allowed to produce.

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Gigafactory Berlin was initially announced by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in November 2019. Construction began soon after in 2020, with the company aiming to begin production of the Model Y as early as June 2021. This date has proven overly optimistic , where Giga Berlin faced one challenge after another. The project encountered problems with a Complex approval processStrong opposition from environmental groups, and the implications of Tesla’s addition of a battery factory to the pool.

It’s been a long time since Gigafactory Berlin. But with the facility now apparently getting final approval, it looks like the wait will soon be worth it.

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Final approval for Tesla Giga Berlin expected by the end of the week, opening ceremony scheduled for March 22-23: Report