News Digest Item
01 Aug 2018

North Rhine-Westphalia lobbies for Tesla Gigafactory


The government of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia has expressed interest in hosting the American car company Tesla’s electric vehicle and battery production facility, Handelsblatt reports. The state’s economy minister, Andreas Pinkwart, informed the California-based company in a letter of its planned Green Battery Campus in Euskirchen, the article says. Tesla is also considering the federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland as potential locations for its planned Gigafactory, which would produce electric cars and batteries, according to the article.

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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