Tesla world domination Gigafactory in Germany

The next instalment of Tesla world domination is underway with the fourth Gigafactory officially opening in Germany today by Elon Musk.

Tesla has envisioned development in Germany for many years now, however have had difficulty in developing the Gigafactory due to disputes.

The opening was a ceremony which included the unveiling of 30 new Model Y compact SUVs being given to customers.

It was only earlier this month that Tesla was given authority to begin commercial production, however this is a major authorisation, with the ability to develop 800,000 vehicles a year.

Environmental concerns appear to have been a major player in the factory delaying opening from summer 2021.

This is due to a forest having to be demolished to allow the development of the facility, it was later found that forest was only planted recently for cardboard production.

Despite the factory now being up and running it is not expected to hit that 800,000 vehicle figure in year 1, with only 30,000 vehicles expected in the first half of 2022.

At present staffing levels are only a quarter of the expected 12,000 employees required to run the Gigafactory.

This new Gigafactory is as mentioned only one of 5, with the others located in Nevada, New York, and China. A fifth factory is currently under construction in Texas.

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