Tesla's European Factory Will Begin Model 3 and Model Y Production in 2021

The electric car maker has moved on with its plans to build a factory in Europe and is expected to start production of Model 3 and Model Y at its Gigafactory 4 in Germany in 2021. Recent releases show details regarding Tesla’s purchase of a 300-hectare property in Grünheide, a purchase that takes the company’s plans one step closer to reaching completion. 

Construction on the new facility is planned to begin in the first half of 2020. Once the first construction phase of Tesla’s European factory is completed, the production of 150,000 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles should begin. According to the company’s current plans, the cars should enter production in July next year. 

The new plant is expected to produce 3,000 Model 3 sedans and Model Y crossovers a week at first and then gradually increase its production to around 500,000 vehicles a year. This rate is even higher than the initial production rate at the company’s Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai where only 1,000 cars or so were produced weekly following the plant opening.

However, to reach such production levels, the company will need a hefty team and its efforts to create one have already led to 35 new job ads on Tesla’s website. The all-electric car manufacturer will hire 3,000 people for a start, yet this number could be doubled in the coming years.