Elon Musk mentioned Tuesday throughout an awards ceremony in Germany that Tesla’s European gigafactory shall be constructed within the Berlin space.
Musk was onstage to obtain a Golden Steering Wheel Award given by BILD.
“There’s not sufficient time tonight to inform all the small print,” Musk mentioned throughout an onstage interview with Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess. “Nevertheless it’s within the Berlin space, and it’s close to the brand new airport.”
Tesla can be going to create an engineering and design heart in Berlin as a result of “I feel Berlin has a number of the finest artwork on the planet,” Musk mentioned.
Diess thanked Musk whereas onstage for “pushing us” towards electrification. Diess later mentioned that Musk and Telsa are demonstrating that shifting towards electrification works.
“I don’t suppose Germany is that far behind,” Musk mentioned when requested about why German automakers had been behind in electrical autos. He later added that a number of the finest vehicles on the planet are made in Germany.
“Everybody is aware of that German engineering is excellent and that’s a part of the rationale we’re finding our Gigafactory Europe in Germany,” Musk mentioned.