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Tesla Unofficially Announces Europe Gigafactory Location, Karma Strikes for a Nasty Pickup Truck Owner - This Week in Tesla

November 14, 2019 2:50 PM | Joe Moore (Administrator)

Karma Strikes for Pickup Truck Owner

This week in Germany, the owner of a Ford F-150 Raptor, a gas guzzling, American pickup truck decided to block an electric vehicle charging space. Due to the decision to block the space exclusively reserved for EV’s to charge, many cars had trouble charging as a result. Luckily, the Germans take this stuff seriously, so they went all-out and used a crane to lift the vehicle out of the spot and tow it to be impounded. The Germans have the right idea about how to handle these issues and there are plenty of times where had American law enforcement done the same, it would have saved a lot of time and headache for EV owners.

Tesla Unofficially Announces European Gigafactory Location



Tesla already has a few “gigafactories” around the world that currently produce batteries, powertrains, and cars. Their first is currently located near Reno, Nevada and the second is right here in Buffalo, NY. Their third and most recent gigafactory is located near Shanghai, China and will start to produce cars for the vast Chinese market.



As the European electric car market expands, Tesla has more and more interest in increasing their market share there. With this interest comes a demand to have means of production in Europe. This allows them to not need to ship cars made all the way back in Fremont, California to Europe to be delivered, which is both costly and time consuming.

The new location announced via the above tweet from CEO Elon Musk states that the new factory will be located somewhere near Berlin, Germany. He also adds that the factory will begin its production with the Model Y and will produce everything from batteries and powertrains to whole vehicles at the factory. This will be a great move for Tesla into a country and continent dominated by legacy auto makers that is ready for a change.

Comments

  • November 19, 2019 10:39 AM | John P. Weiksnar (Administrator)
    > they went all-out and used a crane to lift the vehicle out of the spot

    Well, after all, they *are* called 'pickups.' . . .
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