Tesla is one step closer to finally starting production at Giga Berlin, nearly two years after construction of the massive factory first began.
According to the German publication Handelsblatt, Brandenburg’s State Office for the Environment has given their final approval for Giga Berlin.
The report goes on to state that Brandenburg’s Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke will comment on the details of the approval at a press conference on Friday.
Despite the good news, this approval does not allow Tesla to fire up the production lines.
Handelsblatt reports that Tesla still has to “meet other requirements and provide evidence before the plant could be put into operation.” (translated from German)
It has been previously reported that Tesla will receive the final approvals to begin production before the end of this week, so there may still be more good news to come.
The automaker is expecting to receive the final approvals soon and has reportedly started organizing a grand opening ceremony for March 22. Local officials will be in attendance, along with CEO Elon Musk who is expected to personally deliver the first Giga Berlin made cars to new owners.
Those new owners will be driving off in Model Y Performance cars, but as we reported earlier today, Tesla is already gearing up to start test production of the Long Range variant this week.