Tesla’s Model S and Model X refresh will bring closure to the company’s Tilburg, Netherlands production plant, according to sources in the European country. After the electric automaker updated the vehicles earlier this year, the Tilburg plant is being deemed inferior as manufacturing the two new vehicles is “no longer possible.”
First opened in 2013, the 18,900 square meter facility was opened to help produce European versions of the Model S. The company chose Tilburg for its centrally-located availability, which enabled efficient, timely, and cost-effective operations throughout Europe.
As the Model S and Model X received relatively vague updates to their exterior, the interior of the vehicles underwent a full-scale overhaul. The introduction of new powertrains with the Plaid and Plaid+ Model S also rolled out some issues for the Tilburg plant, as sources close to the facility say that the facility can “no longer technically take place on an industrial scale at this location.” Factory personnel were briefed on the situation on Thursday.