Tesla will use its plant in Brandenburg, Germany to show a radical overhaul of how its vehicles are developed, as nicely as creating electrical car or truck battery cells and battery packs, Chief Executive Elon Musk stated on Thursday.
Musk manufactured the remarks to bystanders at Gruenheide, on the outskirts of Berlin, in which the US carmaker is making its new European factory, a video on the Teslarati web page showed.
Tesla programs to manufacture a new edition of its Model Y crossover automobile, and perhaps even battery cells at the internet site.
“It will be the to start with time that there will be a transformation in the core structural design and style of the automobile. It truly is rather a large matter. Each manufacturing, engineering and design and style as nicely,” Musk stated in the video.
Tesla desired to enable accelerate a transition to sustainable vitality, not just create vehicles, Musk stated.
“The 3 components required for a sustainable vitality long term are sustainable vitality generation, vitality storage, and sustainable transport, electrical vehicles.”
Musk’s remarks come soon after Tesla acquired a licence that will allow it to trade electrical energy across western Europe and started out surveying consumers in Germany about probably working with Tesla electrical energy in their vehicles.
“I feel we will be making some batteries and cells and other points right here. That will be fantastic for stationary storage of wind and solar,” Musk stated.
Musk, who stated he was pleased with the progress currently being manufactured on the plant, informed the bystanders that “Deutschland Rocks” and praised the availability of community engineering talent, saying that Tesla would have to have to make tons of hires.
“We will start out off with the factory but we will also do some unique engineering and design and style operate. It is going to be, truly to be completely frank, far better than the 1 in the US”
As nicely as possessing the most sophisticated automobile paintshops in the planet at its Brandenburg factory, Tesla desires to have a colour laboratory in Germany.
Musk, whilst signing autographs for followers, stated he also has programs for a “ravecave” on the roof of the new factory, which would be a “genuine enjoyable spot to operate”.
“I feel a ravecave is culturally vital.”
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