FRANKFURT – Tesla will use its plant in Brandenburg to show a radical overhaul of the best way its automobiles are constructed, in addition to the manufacture of battery cells and battery packs for electrical automobiles, CEO Elon Musk stated on Thursday.
Musk spoke to spectators in Gruenheide on the outskirts of Berlin, the place the American carmaker is constructing its new European manufacturing unit. This was proven in a video on the Teslarati web site.
Tesla plans to fabricate a brand new model of its Mannequin Y crossover car on web site, and probably even battery cells.
“It is going to be the primary time the core structural design of the car has modified. It is a reasonably large deal. Each in manufacturing and development and design,” stated Musk.
Tesla wished to assist speed up the transition to sustainable vitality and never simply construct automobiles, Musk stated.
“The three parts which can be wanted for a sustainable vitality future are sustainable vitality technology, vitality storage and sustainable transport, electrical automobiles.”
Musk’s feedback come after Tesla acquired a license that enables it to commerce electrical energy throughout Western Europe and requested prospects in Germany concerning the doable makes use of of Tesla electrical energy of their automobiles.
“I believe we’ll construct some batteries, cells and different issues right here. That is good for stationary storage of wind and solar,” Musk stated.
Musk, who stated he was pleased with the progress on the facility, informed bystanders that “Germany Rocks,” praised the provision of native engineering expertise, and stated Tesla had many changes to make.
“We’ll begin with the manufacturing unit, however we’re additionally going to do some authentic engineering and development work. It should be higher than the US, to be utterly trustworthy.”
Tesla not solely has probably the most fashionable car paint retailers on the planet in its Brandenburg plant, but in addition needs to have a paint laboratory in Germany.
Whereas signing autographs for followers, Musk stated he additionally had plans for a “ravecave” on the roof of the brand new manufacturing unit, which might be “a very enjoyable place to work”.
“I believe a ravecave is culturally vital.”