Elon Musk says “Germany is leading choice” for Tesla “Gigafactory” in Europe
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is eyeing Germany as a potential location for his company’s planned battery cell “Gigafactory” in Europe. Musk tweeted: “Germany is a leading choice for Europe. Perhaps on the German-French border makes sense, near the Benelux countries.” Other countries that had been mooted as possible locations include Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Portugal, according to a Marketwatch report.
Discussions among German carmakers over whether to establish their own battery cell production to reduce dependency on Asian suppliers are ongoing. In a setback for the European Union and the German government, Europe’s largest car-parts supplier Bosch decided in March not to enter production of battery cells.
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