It appears that Tesla is setting the stage for Gigafactory Berlin’s Model Y trial production runs, as hinted at by several Model Y bodies that were recently sighted in the massive electric vehicle production complex.
What appears to be eight Tesla Model Y body-in-whites were spotted in the recent sighting, with one of the vehicles being partially uncovered. Thanks to this, one could see that the Model Y body had already been painted with primer. The bodies were also located in the same area as painting equipment from Geico Taiki-Sha, the company providing Giga Berlin with its painting equipment.
Considering that Giga Berlin’s Phase 1 building seems to be nearing completion, the facility is likely closing in on its trial production runs. This would make the Model Y bodies invaluable, as they could be used to help line calibration and measurements in both the assembly line and perhaps even the paint shop.
Giga Berlin’s paint shop has been taking form for quite some time, with the Geico Taiki-Sha machines being fitted into the Phase 1 building since late last year. By the end of January, large dipping pools for the paint shop were spotted being delivered on the site, complete with police escort.