Tesla has posted recruitment announcements for its Gigafactory in Berlin, where the new battery cells will be produced as well as the Model Y SUV which will be assembled there in a slightly different version from that marketed in the US market and China.
The announcements were seen on Tesla’s official website, and were relayed by Drew Baglino, the firm’s vice president of engines and energy engineering. Baglino, who co-hosted Tesla’s last Battery Day with Elon Musk, wrote: “Accelerate the transition to sustainable energy by joining our production force in Berlin, for which we are currently recruiting leaders”.
The fourth Gigafactory, which will be located in Germany, will manufacture the new 4680 batteries which were presented and detailed by Musk and Baglino in September. These will be an integral part of the battery pack that will be integrated into the Model Y, whose rear structure will be designed in one piece.
Candidate assessment is expected to be done sometime in December in partnership with a German recruitment agency, which said Tesla is targeting around 7,000 hires for its factory outside Berlin. Rumors point to a start of production in the summer of 2021, which would allow the Palo Alto brand to start production of its new cartridges and Model Y at the same time.