The construction of the German Tesla plant will begin in 2020

The construction of the German Tesla plant will begin in 2020

November 15, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

According to one of the leading German politicians, Tesla will begin construction of a new European plant in the first quarter of next year.

Recall that earlier in his Twitter, Ilon Musk said that he had chosen the country for the construction of the first European Gigafactory. The other day it became known that the American inventor also signed a declaration of intent regarding the plant with the state of Brandenburg, where the plant will be located. The company will be located next to the still not opened international airport Berlin-Brandenburg with engineering and design centers in the city.

The plant will produce batteries, powertrains and vehicles, starting with the Model Y crossover introduced earlier this year, Musk said in a statement. Also expected to appear on the conveyor budget Model 3.

    The plant will be built at an industrial site in Gruenheide and will attract investments “in the billions”, state authorities in Germany said.

The first stage of construction, which is scheduled to be completed in 2021, is expected to create from 3,000 to 3,500 jobs, and in the future, up to 8 thousand people will work at the enterprise.

    Brandenburg’s Minister of Economics, Jörg Steinbach, believes Tesla’s construction schedule is ambitious. “They will have to file documents at a record speed,” the politician noted.

The government of Brandenburg, one of the five federal states in the former communist east of Germany, has been actively lobbying for the construction of an American company on its territory, offering at least 100 million euros of assistance. State negotiators touted Brandenburg’s proximity to Berlin, its skilled workforce, and an abundance of green power plants.