Photo: Tesla's glenhead super factory near Berlin, Germany, is under construction
On March 13, industry sources said that Tesla still insisted that the super factory near Berlin, Germany, would start producing electric vehicles in July this year.
It is said that Tesla plans to start producing model y electric SUVs in the glenhead super factory near Berlin this summer.
The plant will eventually have an annual capacity of 500000 vehicles, as well as model 3 electric vehicles and a compact hatchback specifically for the European market.
Tesla has not publicly commented on the timetable for the launch of the glenhead super plant.
At present, Tesla is still waiting for the final environmental permit for the factory from Brandenburg, Germany, and may make a decision in late March or early April.
Nevertheless, the construction of glenhead's super factory has made great progress, and Tesla has overcome a series of regulatory obstacles surrounding deforestation and construction.
Recently, Tesla received approval from the Brandenburg state environmental regulator to start installing the machine.
But two applications submitted by Tesla earlier this year have yet to be approved. According to Brandenburg, an application from early February covered topsoil removal and site formation. Another application was submitted at the end of February, mainly for the construction of underground pipelines.
Some local environmentalists and residents are worried that Tesla super factory is harmful to the environment, especially the local drinking water and some protected species.
The local government in Germany is still studying these concerns.
In January, the European Union approved assistance to Tesla, BMW and other companies in order to consolidate the EU's market position in the production of electric vehicles. (Chen Chen)