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Elon Musk Teases First Look at Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory

The sunny image gives a futuristic aerial viewpoint of the massive space.

Elon Musk Teases First Look at Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory
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It's big, it's bright, and it's in the middle of nowhere — the first image of Tesla's upcoming Gigafactory in Berlin, Germany, was just shared by Elon Musk on Twitter and on the company's website

As it's still currently under construction, the image is only an illustration; however, it has already garnered a few comments on Twitter. 

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As sustainable as possible

Who needs a PR and Marketing team when you have Elon Musk wittily posting on Twitter every hour? 

Naturally, as soon as Musk posted his short Twitter comment "Giga Berlin" attached to the factory's illustrated image, questions and comments poured in.

Musk took the time to answer a few of the comments, notably the following ones: 

Elon Musk Teases First Look at Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory
Solar panels will cover almost the entirety of the Giga. Source: Elon Musk/Twitter

The "hidden" chimneys look almost like they've been completely airbrushed out of the illustration: 

Elon Musk Teases First Look at Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory
Source: Elon Musk/Twitter

Rave atop a Giga, anyone? 

Elon Musk Teases First Look at Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory
Raving Tesla style. Source: Elon Musk/Twitter

And why not add a pool somewhere too, just for fun.

Elon Musk Teases First Look at Tesla’s Berlin Gigafactory
Source: Elon Musk/Twitter

Some insight into Tesla's Berlin Gigafactory

Jokes and giggles aside, here are some of the real facts about Tesla's Giga Berlin: 

The 300-hectare site in Berlin-Brandenburg is located in Grünheide, and due to the location of the site, Tesla had to tear down rows upon rows of trees.

The company is now vouching to replant an area three times the size of the Gigafactory plot with trees.

The Giga plant will focus on the Model Y, and during its Phase 1, will employ 12,000 workers coming from local areas and from wider Europe. 

Tesla focusing on being environmentally responsible

The Giga's roof will be covered in solar panels to generate renewable electricity to work alongside Germany's and Brandenburg's "Energiewende" goals. There will be a focus on water-saving measures to ensure enough clean drinking water is available.

In order to keep commuting as environmentally responsible as possible, Tesla will build an on-sight freight yard to try and maximize the use of rail commuting as much as possible.

The completion of the factory is due for 2021. Tesla isn't stopping there, however, as it's been eyeing up its next Gigafactory site in mid-America

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