The head of the American manufacturer of electric cars Tesla Inc. Ilon Mask is going to establish the production of batteries at the company’s factory near Berlin.
According to the businessman, it will be the largest in the world.
The company is currently building a plant for the production of electric cars with a capacity of about 500 thousand Model 3 and Tesla Model Y per year in the commune Grünheide, located about 40 km southeast of Berlin. This plant will be the only one at Tesla, where not only the machines themselves, but also batteries will be produced for them.
The new plant is scheduled to start up next summer.
The company currently produces batteries for electric cars in Nevada, and the electric cars themselves in California. In 2019, was also opened a factory for the production of electric cars in China.
Musk also said that the company is preparing to bring to market several models designed specifically for sales in Europe. He did not specify when exactly the production and sale of these machines will begin.