Tesla receives full support from the German government during a visit from Elon Musk with Minister of Economic Affairs
According to a comment by the economics minister, Tesla should get “any help” from the federal government at a meeting with Elon Musk.
As we reported earlier, Musk is in Germany this week to review Tesla’s vaccine printer project with CureVac and Gigafactory Berlin.
Yesterday he visited CureVac. Today he met with Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Altmaier told Musk that Tesla will get “any help” for the Gigafactory Berlin (via Bloomberg):
“We are very proud of your automobile plant in Brandenburg and wish you every success with it. You will get all the help you need. “
Tesla had some problems building the Gigafactory Berlin.
Locals have concerns that Tesla is cutting down thousands of trees to build the factory and the impact it will have on local wildlife.
There were still a few demonstrators on the factory premises today, in case Musk should drop by.
They also have water usage concerns, and Tesla is having trouble approving its plans, and that’s where government support comes in.
The automaker aims to start production in July 2021. To achieve this, Tesla needs to quickly complete construction of its main buildings on site.
Last month, CEO Elon Musk said Tesla is using ready-made methods to expedite construction of the Gigafactory Berlin.
Recent drone videos show that Tesla is nearing completion of some of the first buildings.
Tesla plans to initially build the Model Y in the Gigafactory Berlin to meet the European demand for the electric SUV.
Musk has hyped some bodywork improvements with Model Y vehicles that are produced at the factory.
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