Electric vehicle pioneer Tesla CEO Musk announced today that Europe’s first factory will be located in the German capital Berlin, not only the industry’s attention, but also for the automotive industry to cast a shock.
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk unexpectedly announced in Berlin today that he would be the first super battery factory in Europe to be in the Berlin area.
Tesla has long been rumored to be looking for a new factory in Europe, and the state governments of the Netherlands, France and Germany are striving to set up factories in Tesla.
In the end, Tesla did not choose the location of traditional big car manufacturers such as Wolfsburg, München and Volkswagen, but chose Berlin without the automobile industry chain to surprise the industry.
Berlin’s local “Der Tagesspiegel” reported that people familiar with the matter said that the Gigafactory is scheduled to be located in the industrial zone in the southeastern suburbs of Berlin, near the new airport that will be opened next fall. The administrative district belongs to Brandenburg.
The scale of the plant is equivalent to Tesla’s new plant in Shanghai. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 and is expected to create 7,000 jobs.
According to informed sources, Tesla plans to produce the entry model Model 3 for the European market, and will also produce the Model Y for the RV.
In addition, Tesla intends to set up an engineering and design center in Berlin.
The German automobile industry is in the midst of a period of transformation. The major automakers follow Tesla’s footsteps and have invested in the research and development of electric vehicles. Musk’s construction plan has cast a shocking bomb for the German auto industry.
Well-known car expert Ferdinand Dudenhöffer said that there is competition for progress. Tesla’s foothold in Berlin is good news for the German auto industry, which will stimulate major factories to accelerate their efforts to embrace electric vehicles.