Elon Musk Promises Tesla Design Overhaul, ‘Ravecave’ at Berlin Plant

Tesla will use its plant in Brandenburg, Germany to display a radical overhaul of how its vehicles are constructed, in addition to making electrical automobile battery cells and battery packs, Chief Executive Elon Musk stated on Thursday.

Musk made the feedback to bystanders at Gruenheide, on the outskirts of Berlin, the place the US carmaker is constructing its new European manufacturing unit, a video on the Teslarati web site confirmed.

Tesla plans to fabricate a brand new model of its Model Y crossover car, and probably even battery cells at the location.

“It will be the first time that there will be a transformation in the core structural design of the vehicle. It’s quite a big thing. Both manufacturing, engineering and design as well,” Musk stated within the video.

Tesla needed to assist speed up a transition to sustainable vitality, not simply construct vehicles, Musk stated.

“The three elements needed for a sustainable energy future are sustainable energy generation, energy storage, and sustainable transport, electric cars.”

Musk’s feedback come after Tesla acquired a licence that may allow it to commerce electrical energy throughout western Europe and began surveying clients in Germany about doubtlessly utilizing Tesla electrical energy of their vehicles.

“I think we will be building some batteries and cells and other things here. That will be good for stationary storage of wind and solar,” Musk said.

Musk, who stated he was happy with the progress being made on the plant, instructed the bystanders that “Deutschland Rocks” and praised the supply of native engineering expertise, saying that Tesla would want to make plenty of hires.

“We will start off with the factory but we will also do some original engineering and design work. It is going to be, actually to be totally frank, better than the one in the US”

As nicely as having essentially the most superior car paintshops on the planet at its Brandenburg manufacturing unit, Tesla needs to have a color laboratory in Germany.

Musk, whereas signing autographs for followers, stated he additionally has plans for a “ravecave” on the roof of the brand new manufacturing unit, which might be a “real fun place to work”.

“I think a ravecave is culturally necessary.”

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