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02 Aug 2018

Bavaria vies for Tesla Gigafactory

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Following in the footsteps of federal states Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, North-Rhine Westphalia, and Baden-Württemberg, the Bavarian government is vying to host American car company Tesla’s Gigafactory, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports. Bavaria’s minister of economic affairs, Franz Josef Pschierer, is lobbying for the car manufacturer to opt for northern Bavaria in particular, according to the article. Bavaria “offers excellent conditions,” Pschierer said.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers and the article Chinese-German battery cell deal key step for mobility transition.

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