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Tesla’s new factory near Berlin will be built even faster than the speedy construction of Giga Shanghai, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a tweet.
“Giga Berlin will come together at an impossible-seeming speed,” Musk said on Twitter. “The prefabricated construction method in Germany is extremely impressive.”
Tesla’s Giga Shanghai went from permits to completed factory in 168 days.
Musk shared a rendering earlier this month of the factory, which is currently under construction. The factory is styled with a slightly more modern look than other Tesla factories. Solar panels line the roof. When asked on Twitter if there might be room for a pool, Musk replied “sure.”
Construction crews have reportedly already started raising concrete beams and walls delivered to the site.
Tesla broke ground on the factory, the company’s first in Europe, in June. There was a slight delay due to environmental activists and regulators concerns with the destruction of forest land. But, the project now seems to be in full swing.
Tesla hopes to start production at the plant by this time next year. Tesla has said the first vehicles off the European assembly line will the by the Model Y crossover SUV.