Tesla reveals new Giga Berlin rail logistics concept that significantly reduces CO2 emissions

tesla by train
Credit: @Gf4Tesla | Twitter

Tesla held a public information session near Giga Berlin on Sunday in an effort to educate local residents on what they have been able to accomplish at the factory so far, and what they plan to do with their proposed expansion.

Held at M├╝ggelspreehalle in Hangelsberg, just a short 10 minute drive away from Giga Berlin, the event was a success with more than 500 people attending on Sunday, according to rbb24.

Attendees were able to ask questions of the 40 or so Tesla employees on hand at the event, who were set up at stations with information on factory logistics, road and rail infrastructure and impacts on traffic, reforestation, water supply, environmental protection, the Giga Berlin Works Council, battery cell production, and more.

According to information presented on the day and shared by @Gf4Tesla, Tesla showed off a rail logistics plan that would significantly reduce the amount of CO2 emitted when delivering new cars to customers, and when bringing in parts and supplies to the factory.

Rail Outbound

The rail outbound plan would see a new freight yard with 6 loading tracks that could allow for the simultaneous loading up 3 trains with newly built Tesla cars.

Each train would have the capacity for 250 cars, an obviously significant increase from the 8 or so cars that can fit on a transport truck.

Tesla says as many as 10 trains leaving Giga Berlin per day, equating to up to 2,500 cars heading off the delivery centers across Europe with low CO2 emissions.

How low? According to Tesla’s estimates, this new rail logistics concept would mean a 71% reduction in CO2 emissions per year, or the equivalent of 29,000 tons of CO2.

Rail Inbound

With the Tesla freight station, Tesla says all kinds of goods can be delivered to Giga Berlin in a CO2-friendly manner, including container goods and raw materials.

With 4 unloading tracks up to 12 trains could arrive at Giga Berlin per day. Assisting with the unloading of goods would be 2 cranes.

Tesla says this method would result in a 53% reduction in CO2 emissions, or up to 40,000 tons per year.

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