First Giga Berlin Tesla Model Y gets into an accident, now has to wait several weeks for a bumper job
Elon Musk opened the first Tesla Gigafactory in Europe the other day, dancing to the tunes of driver-selected music while personally handing out the keys to 30 Model Y SUVs that drove off the Giga Berlin factory during the opening ceremony. The "Giga 0012" number owner, Jorg Minnebusch, traveled from Oberhausen with his two sons to receive the keys to his Model Y Performance that he ordered back on April 19 in 2019 from Tesla's CEO in person, and was impressed both by the car and the festivities.
Unfortunately, just two days after he got his Model Y that has been three years in waiting, he got rear-ended by an Audi at a traffic light, resulting in a fairly minor damage to the rear bumper. When Mr. Minnebusch took his Model Y to the repair ship, he was unpleasantly surprised to hear that the paint job will take several weeks to complete as that's how long it would take for things like replacement bumper, clips, and other Tesla Model Y repair paraphernalia to arrive and be fitted.
He is adamant that the experience has been worth it, though, as he had already stricken down a Tesla offer to get a Model Y delivery from the Shanghai factory as the Performance model that came out of the Giga Berlin factory was "simply more powerful." As for his thoughts on Tesla's CEO ELon Musk, Giga Berlin customer number 12 says he considers him to be "an extraordinary guy" and he was overall "happy to be among the first 30" buyers of a Tesla made in Europe.