Tesla to begin Giga Berlin Model Y deliveries in March

By Nuno Cristovao

Tesla's Giga Berlin factory is officially coming online with its first deliveries starting in March of this year.

Model Y Performance vehicles in Berlin
Model Y Performance vehicles in Berlin
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The estimates on Tesla's site and customer orders previously said that deliveries would start in "early 2022". Tesla has now updated its timeline to March 2022 for certain models.

Tesla will start with its highest trim level, the Model Y Performance. Initial production will be limited to black or white exterior colors only.

We previously reported that Tesla is testing new paint colors in the Giga Berlin paint shop, but these are not available yet.

The new colors will be Deep Crimson, Abyss Blue, and Mercury Silver Metallic.

We're also seeing some range estimates updated on Tesla's configurator. The Model Y Performance had its range updated from 480km to 514km, thanks to a larger battery produced by LG.

Meanwhile, the Model 3 has seen a decrease in its range from 637km to 626km. The range decrease appears to be due to the AMD Ryzen processor consuming more energy than the Intel Atom processor it replaces.

Model Y Performance range was updated
Model Y Performance range was updated

The trade-off in range for the new processor is well worth the slight decrease in range. Tesla's new MCU is much more powerful when compared to MCU 2 as show in this comparison video.

We've recently seen new Model Y vehicles coming out of Fremont and Shanghai with various new features. Some of the features include the new MCU, lithium-ion 12v battery, updated front camera housing, interior cabin radar, rear laminated glass, and more.

We expect these new models manufactured in Berlin to include all of these new features.

Tesla has said that Giga Berlin will be capable of producing one car every 45 seconds during its first phase. Not accounting for downtime due to production line changes, this means Tesla can produce as much as 700,000 cars in it's new Berlin factory yearly.

Watch Elon talk about the future of Tesla on today's earnings call

By Nuno Cristovao

Tesla is set to report its fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes today. The call is scheduled to begin at 2:30pm PT.

Tesla to announce their product roadmap
Tesla to announce their product roadmap

This event is going to be an exciting one for several reasons. Elon Musk is scheduled to be on this earnings call. Elon has recently stopped attending earnings calls regularly to help free up some of this time.

The fact that Elon has decided to attend this call could mean that Tesla is going to make a major announcement.

Tesla has also said that they will be revealing their future roadmap during today's earnings call.

There has been a lot of speculation about when the Cybertruck will start production and what the final version of the Cybertruck will look like.

Just a few days ago there were photos and videos of the latest Cybertruck prototype that showed off the truck's windshield wiper, side-view mirrors, and the lack of door handles.

At the very least, we expect Tesla to provide a more concrete timeline for the Cybertruck, the Tesla Semi, and maybe even mention the Tesla Roadster 2.0.

I would not expect Tesla to unveil any major new products at this event since Tesla typically holds a separate event for those occasions, but we expect there will still be a lot to talk about after this call.

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