Musk wants to redesign the core technology of the German Tesla Model Y
and produce batteries at the Berlin factory
Elon Musk, CEO of electric car manufacturer Tesla, visited the construction site of the Berlin plant a few days ago and revealed that the core technology of the German-made Model Y will be redesigned and batteries will be produced at the Berlin plant .
Musk said: “We are building Tesla’s most advanced factory so far, and then we will do a series of innovative things here, not only involving the production of a replica Model Y, but also a complete redesign of its core technology. At the Battery Day event in September, I will talk about what we will do in Berlin. But this will be the first major change in the design of the core structure of this model, which is very important.”
In addition, Musk also confirmed that Tesla is seeking to produce batteries at the Berlin factory. He explained that quick action is very important because Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the sustainability of energy production and use. To deal with climate change, companies like Tesla must act quickly.
Musk said: “I think it is very important to act quickly to respond to climate change. We are speeding up the transition to sustainable energy and we need to take action as soon as possible. This task is very urgent. I am glad to see that companies like Volkswagen are now taking it seriously. Climate change, but still only a small percentage of cars are electrified.”
He added: “I think what we are producing here may not only be cars, but also batteries. I think this will be conducive to stationary storage of wind and solar energy. Essentially, the three elements necessary for a sustainable energy future are Energy production, energy storage and electric transportation, including electric cars and electric planes. Ultimately, everything except rockets will be electrified.”
According to the plan, the initial plan of the Berlin plant was actually to allocate a large area of land to battery production facilities. Tesla may build a Berlin factory with its partners, similar to the strategy it and Panasonic have adopted in Nevada. However, Tesla may also operate its own battery production line, similar to Fremont’s Roadrunner project.