Construction continues to forge ahead at Giga Berlin despite Tesla still not having the final permit approvals in place. They are another step closer to beginning production after the first primed Model Y bodies were spotted inside the factory this weekend.
The sighting was made by drone operator Daniel, otherwise known as flybrandenburg on YouTube, who was touring the site on Sunday, June 20 2021. Through a small opening in the side of one of the Paint Shop building, what appears to be two primed Model Y bodies can be seen inside.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has touted the Giga Berlin Paint Shop as the most advanced in the world. According to comments made by Musk during an interview with the Third Row podcast, new painting technology will allow colours to change depending on the angle you are looking at the car.
“Giga Berlin will have the world’s most advanced paint shop, with more layers of stunning colours that subtly change with curvature.”
It is also expected to add a new colour to Tesla’s lineup, a deep crimson red that Musk has been testing on his personal Model S.
This is just the latest in a series of tests Tesla has been performing on production line equipment at Giga Berlin.
Earlier this month Drive Tesla shared exclusive images showing production line robots working on Model Y frames and castings. We also saw other images of large areas of other robots freshly installed inside the factory.
The testing follows the automaker receiving approval from German officials in early June to begin installing final assembly line machinery at Giga Berlin.
You can watch the full drone flyover below. The Model Y bodies appear at 12:15.