Deliveries of Tesla Model Y SUVs made in Germany to start on March 22
After numerous delays due to mostly regulatory issues, Tesla's Gigafactory near the German capital Berlin has received its final approval last week, which means that the serial production of the compact electric SUV is about to officially kick off. The Texas-based automaker has now announced the date on which the very first German-made Tesla Model Y will finally be delivered to a lucky customer.
According to a report by Electrek, the aforementioned first Model Y delivery is going to take place in less than two weeks, on March 22. However, since the company has already produced hundreds of electric SUVs at the new Berlin-Brandenburg Gigafactory for testing purposes, this rather special Model Y unit will technically not be the first Tesla ever made in Germany. Nevertheless, Tesla has apparently already sent out invitations for a special delivery day event.
The official production start of Tesla's new Gigafactory is an important milestone for European growth of the American automaker, which will be able to produce its electric cars and SUVs like the aforementioned Model Y much closer to its prospective customers. Tesla could also save a considerable amount of money and time regarding the logistics that are associated with the import of these vehicles from the US and China. Last but not least, European buyers of a Model Y and other Tesla models might soon benefit from noticeably shorter delivery times once the semiconductor shortage eases.