Just How Big Is Tesla’s Gigafactory In Berlin?

As of 2019, the company had two gigafactories, one near Reno, Nevada, and the other in Buffalo, New York. The EV maker has gigafactories in Berlin, Germany, and Shanghai, China. Today, let’s take an in-depth look into Tesla’s Gigafactory in Berlin, Germany.


Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke about having a Tesla factory outside the United States before initial discussions began in 2015. In November 2016, Elon Musk officially announced the company would build a gigafactory in Europe.

Factory Location

On November 12, 2019, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced plans to build Gigafactory 4 in Brandenburg, near Berlin, Germany. He announced the news while receiving an award at the Das Goldene Lenkrad or Golden Steering Wheel Award show by the German publication Bild.

Factory Size

Tesla’s Gigafactory in Berlin sits on around 300 hectares or 740 acres of land. Tesla finalized the purchase of the land for €41 million ($41 million) on January 29, 2020. The land was originally a BMW site earmarked for a factory in the year 2000 before BMW build a factory in Saxony.

Construction Time

The construction of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Berlin began in May 2020. The plant took 22 months to complete and cost $4 billion. The site took longer to complete than the Gigafactory in Shanghai, which took 15 months.

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