Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin to Be Granted Final Approval This Week: Report

It looks like Tesla’s Gigafactory in Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany, will be granted final approval this week, as per German publication Der Tagesspiegel.

According to the report, Giga Berlin’s final approval should be announced on Thursday or Friday, while a grand opening ceremony is already being planned, apparently.

Minister-President Dietmar Woidke of Brandenburg and his “Task Force Tesla” met last week, with a quick video conference that lasted 20 minutes on Tuesday. The notes mentioned, “furthermore, all sides are working intensively to finalize the approval process.”

The story says the grand opening event is tentatively planned for March 22, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk will fly in. The first 30 Model Y vehicles are expected to be delivered to customers at the event.

You can see more details from @SawyerMerritt’s tweets below:

Tesla’s Berlin factory has seen numerous Model Y vehicles already made at the site, which will contain 2170 battery cells. Tesla has faced numerous delays at the Berlin site, with a crucial court decision coming in early March, that will determine its water supply access.

A recent report stated Giga Berlin would start production for deliveries at mid-March at the earliest, and these latest revelations add some credence to that previous report.