Tesla CEO Elon Musk danced with joy at the inauguration of the electric car factory Gigafactory near Berlin on March 22.
“Danke Deutschland!” (Thanks Germany), Musk tweeted after the ribbon-cutting ceremony, where he and workers applauded the first 30 drivers behind the wheel of their new car.
Elon Musk dances at the car delivery ceremony in Berlin.
The US billionaire even danced a small dance during the handover, reviving memories of a dance he did at a launch event in Shanghai in 2020 that made waves on the internet.
The factory opening, which included an arduous two-year construction and approval process, left Tesla with a series of administrative and legal hurdles, including complaints from locals. on the environmental impact of the construction site.
However, Tesla finally won official permission from regional authorities to start production earlier this month.
The super plant in Gruenheide, in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, is Tesla’s first production site in Europe. Local officials hope it will help the area become a hub for electric vehicle manufacturing.
Elon Musk’s company also aims to employ about 12,000 workers at the site, with an annual production capacity of 500,000 Model Y vehicles. This is the company’s compact, all-electric SUV.
“We are extremely confident that the world can transition to a sustainable energy future with a combination of solar, wind, plus battery storage and electric vehicles.” Musk said in his speech at the ceremony. “I really want to assure people that you can have hope for such a future.”
The arrival of Tesla is expected to stir up Germany’s leading car industry, setting the stage for fierce competition with rivals such as Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz as these corporations are also turning their heads. from traditional engines to electric vehicles.
Tesla’s focus on Europe also comes at a time when the continent is grappling with sky-high energy costs that have sent gasoline prices soaring. This has quickly prompted some drivers to take a closer look at traditional petrol alternatives.
However, Tesla has not been immune to difficulties from shortages of key materials and supply chain disruptions, partly related to the crisis in Ukraine, which is also making it difficult for car manufacturers. another bowl.
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