Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to turn the Tesla plant near Berlin into the world’s largest factory for the production of batteries for electric vehicles.
The businessman stated this on Tuesday, November 24, speaking via video link at the European Conference of Battery Manufacturers.
The plant near Berlin will be one of a kind as it will produce not only electric cars, but also batteries for them. It is planned that about 500,000 Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y electric cars will come off the assembly line in Grüngaide every year.
Tesla currently manufactures batteries for its electric vehicles only in Nevada, and electric vehicles mainly in California. In 2019, a plant for the production of electric machines was also opened in China.
In the near future, Tesla is going to launch mass production of electric tractors, as well as Cybertruck pickups. In addition, according to Mask, the company is preparing to bring to market several models designed specifically for sale in Europe. However, Musk did not specify when the production and sale of these cars will begin.
“Maybe in Europe it would make sense to produce a compact car, a hatchback or something,” Musk said. He explained this by the difference in tastes between Europeans and Americans.
According to Mask, in the United States people prefer larger cars, and in Europe – usually smaller.
Musk also said that he had problems with parking his five-meter car Tesla Model X in Berlin. “I drove a Model X in Berlin, and we had a lot of trouble finding enough parking space,” he said.
In September, the entrepreneur promised to bring batteries to market for the next three years at a price twice lower than today. In addition, he spoke about Tesla’s plans to produce an electric car worth $ 25,000.
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