In its Berlin factory, Tesla is preparing to replace bus lines with a rail shuttle. Starting September 4, a train will transport company employees free of charge between the town of Erkner and the Gigafactory.
Tesla will have its own train in Berlin
According to the German media RBB24the future train will shuttle “ about 60 times a day from Monday to Friday “. It will be able to transport up to 1,500 people to the factory at each shift change. In Tesla’s words, this free train could also be ” used by German citizens “. It will replace the existing shuttle bus between Erkner and the factory and thus make road traffic more fluid.
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Every day, nearly 11,000 employees come to the factory. A very important flow which has an impact on the congestion of the roads of the Land of Brandenburg. The commissioning of the train was scheduled for the second quarter of 2023. With a few months delay, the line should officially start service on September 4. The train will run on tracks that Tesla acquired from the German rail group DRE.
The German Gigafactory is understaffed
It will stop on the platform that we can see on the video broadcast on the Youtube channel of The Wolfpack Berlin. In Berlin, the Tesla factory reached cruising speed in March 2023: 5,000 units leave the Gigafactory every week. An objective that the manufacturer has set for each of its factories. A steady pace reached 14 months after the launch of production in Germany.
However, a recent report by Business Insider suggests that the production rate of the Tesla Model Y is lower than expected in Berlin. Some brand employees claimed that “ the week at 5000 units was exceptional “. The Berlin plant would be closer to the 4,000 vehicles produced each week. In reality the German factory would be understaffed. The establishment of a rail line may allow Tesla to bring in new recruits.