The long-awaited Tesla factory in Grünheide, Germany is officially set to begin delivering its first vehicles, as seen by invites sent out by the company.
Tesla is sending out employee invites to a Delivery Day event on March 22 at Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg, set to mark the first European-made deliveries from Tesla, according to a screenshot of the invitation shared by @SawyerMerritt.
The invite shows the date March 22, in addition to the time 15:00, when the event is expected to begin.
The Berlin-Brandenburg Gigafactory was granted approval to begin production last week after pressure from regulatory and environmental groups caused multi-year delays to the factory’s opening.
BREAKING: Tesla is officially sending out invites to Berlin employees for Delivery Day at Gigafactory
Berlin-Brandenburg on March 22 – Source
It’s happening y’all! Giga Berlin is about to officially start deliveries! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/0iqTQ8a514
— Sawyer Merritt 📈🚀 (@SawyerMerritt) March 9, 2022
Tesla’s Giga Berlin is expected to ramp up production to 1,000 vehicles weekly by April, just ahead of the automaker’s opening of the new Austin, Texas Gigafactory in the U.S.
With the opening of Gigafactory Berlin, Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory will be even more freed up to focus on high demand in China and other countries the Chinese factory exports to.
Strategically speaking, the opening of Gigafactory Berlin is expected to give Tesla a major competitive advantage, according to Wedbush, and with the company’s opening of Gigafactory Texas, both are set to aid in significantly increasing U.S. and global production.