Today I drove past Gigafactory Berlin. It’s going up surprisingly quickly, and it’s HUGE. I mean, know that it’s called Gigafactory for a reason, but even in Berlin/Brandenburg, which has some famously large buildings this one stands out.
And the speed they are building is pretty crazy. I looked it up and yup, it isn’t just in my head.
“Tesla has reportedly adopted a rather unique permit process for Giga Berlin. Instead of doing all permits at once like in traditional German construction projects, Tesla is reportedly using a system where many permits are requested in small steps, starting with a rough first design and moving on from there. This allows the company to work fast, while providing itself with enough space to adjust if it needs to. Voigt noted that this approach shows Tesla’s Silicon Valley roots, with the company pretty much building Giga Berlin like a software program.”