Due to delays in the German factory, the US manufacturer goes from being hunted to being hunter.
Setback for Tesla
in the battle for market share in the booming compact electric SUV segment. According to a media report, the start of series production in the future car factory of the US manufacturer near Berlin will be delayed until the end of January 2022. Company boss Elon Musk officially gave the team six months more time, reported the “Automobilwoche”, citing company circles. Originally, the electric car pioneer wanted to start production in the plant on July 1 of the current year.
From the hunted to the hunter
In the German Tesla plant, next to the Model 3
that too Model Y
built. The latter is to roll off the assembly line here exclusively for the European market. It will now take until the beginning of 2022 before the first Model Y can be delivered to European customers. With that, Tesla suddenly goes from being hunted to being hunter. Because direct competition models like VW ID.4
, Audi Q4 e-tron
, Mercedes EQB
, Skoda Enyaq
iV, Hyundai Ioniq 5
, Ford Mustang Mach-E
or Kia EV6
will all be on the market this year or are already on the market.
No confirmation yet
A Tesla spokeswoman declined to comment on the report on Sunday, referring to the company’s recent announcement that it would start production in Grünheide near Berlin by the end of 2021. Tesla wants a year in its new factory up to 500,000 electric cars