Giga Berlin, which serves as Tesla’s primary electric vehicle factory in Europe and produces the company’s best-selling Model Y, experienced a temporary halt in vehicle production from late January to early February. However, a flyover of the complex on February 12 revealed that production had resumed.
The facility was bustling with activity, as evidenced by a significant number of vehicles in the employee parking lot, workers walking around the complex, and employee shuttles transporting personnel to the facility. Additionally, the holding lot showed that Model Y production had recommenced, with car carrier trucks waiting to be loaded with the electric crossovers.
This activity indicated that Giga Berlin likely could return to full production output relatively quickly. Before the temporary shutdown, Giga Berlin made significant progress, as evidenced by a milestone reached before the production halt.
Tesla’s Director of Quality, Bob Foulkes, highlighted this achievement in a supportive LinkedIn post to a Giga Berlin worker who had purchased a Model Y. The post emphasized the effort and dedication put forth by employees in reaching this milestone.
The resumption of production at Giga Berlin is pivotal for Tesla’s operations in Europe and its ability to meet the demand for the Model Y. The flyover footage showcased the facility’s concerted efforts to maintain its production momentum, indicating a positive outlook for the resumption of full output in the near future.