Tesla is ready to submit documents pertaining to the expansion of its European electric vehicle production facility, Gigafactory Berlin, by the tip of the yr. Tesla plans to construct over 1 million vehicles every yr following the expansion, documents said.
Tesla is preparing the documents, which elaborate on its reasoning and processes for expanding Gigafactory Berlin, and can submit them by the tip of 2022, budget statutes from the Oder-Spree district stated.
In October, we reported that Tesla was planning to expand Gigafactory Berlin by 70 hectares, or over 172 acres. Tesla has already began preparing for the expansion by clearing trees from the property surrounding the electrical vehicle production facility. Nevertheless, it is going to not give you the option to begin any construction until it submits its application and receives approval from local authorities.
Trees on the Gigafactory Berlin property were being removed as early as Friday, October 28. Tesla had made significant progress on this portion of the project in several days.
Tesla Gigafactory Berlin begins early stages of land development for expansion
The documents from the Oder-Spree district confirm Tesla is planning to expand the factory and can submit an application by the tip of 2022:
Permit fees within the “low single-digit hundreds of thousands” are expected to be due following the approval of the expansion project, the documents shared by @gigafactory_4 on Twitter said.
— Giga Berlin / Gigafactory 4 (@gigafactory_4) November 7, 2022
Tesla currently lists Gigafactory Berlin’s annual production capability at greater than 250,000 units.
The expansion won’t only concern vehicle production. Language throughout the documents also indicates the corporate is planning for a bicycle path connection for workforce commute uses, which is predicted to be commissioned around 2026 or 2027.
This project was affected by the relocation of the Fangschleuse train station, which requires the bicycle path’s planned path to be revised. 80 percent of the prices for the project are covered by subsidies, the documents said.
Tesla will likely encounter some backlash regarding the expansion project. Several appeals against Tesla’s emission control permit still are pending, “but not all of them have been substantiated.” These appeals are still energetic and “pose an indeterminable risk to the corporate’s project.”