Tesla arrives in Europe, most likely the new production site built in Germany will start working as early as November. Surely the activities will start by the end of the year, or at least, this is what was declared by the CEO Elon Musk, on the occasion of the event organized in the German factory.
The manager in fact wanted to show the public how it will work its much-wanted new production site and what innovative technologies it has developed for its electric cars. By the end of the year, according to Musk’s forecasts, the first Tesla Model Ys will already be released from the European plant.
The CEO’s goal is to achieve a weekly production of between 5,000 and 10,000 vehicles by the end of 2022, very high numbers (which scare away the competition). However, the role of the European Gigafactory is of great importance to Tesla’s growth strategy. In fact, it is precisely from the German factory that the new Model Ys for the Old Continent market will come out, which we can define conceptually unpublished, given that they will be equipped with a new structural battery pack with 4680 cells.
During the event in the Gigafactory in Germany, Tesla showed them these new battery packs, which will allow the cars excellent performance both from the point of view of efficiency and autonomy. Looking at the cross-section of these new ultra-technological packages, it is possible to see very clearly the absence of internal modules. We do not know if the old batteries will still be used, and therefore if the European Model Ys will be produced in both the ‘modern’ and the classic version, but we will find out soon; Musk will clear up any doubts, as always.
The Palo Alto electric car manufacturer also explained a further and exceptional novelty, the seats will be positioned directly on the new battery pack; a choice that, as Tesla herself has made clear, makes it possible to make vehicle assembly even easier. The electric SUV platform will be practically established only from three great elements, and it is one of the things that surprised most. In fact, there will be the carrier battery pack and the two large unique parts of the frame.
What will the differences real in terms of range and performance, between the standard Model Y, which we already know, and the latest generation models that will be produced in Germany? It will be very interesting to find out.