On October 9, the American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla opens Giga-fest at its plant in Germany. The head of the company, Elon Musk, confirmed his participation in the event on Twitter.
Tesla invites residents of Brandenburg and Berlin to get to know the plant "closer", according to the car manufacturer at a specially created for the event website .
"You will have the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the factory, visit stands, take part in various events and ride Model Y, our newest electric vehicle to arrive in Europe," the company said.
Tesla is currently building the Gigafactory at its own peril and risk. An environmental permit for the state of Brandenburg has not yet been received. If the plant does not receive final approval, Tesla will have to restore the site to its original condition at its own expense.
The EV maker originally wanted to start production in July, but then Tesla expanded the construction app to include the construction and operation of a battery manufacturing plant. The Brandenburg State Environment Agency has received over 800 objections to the construction of the facility from citizens and organizations.
However, the fact that Tesla can count on government funding for a battery plant planned at the Grünheide plant indicates a rather positive outcome of the case. The electric car maker will receive 120 million euros from Brandenburg, as has already been decided by the relevant committees of the regional parliament.
The final decision on additional federal funding has not yet been made. It is reported that Tesla will receive around € 1 billion through the Federal Ministry of Economics' Second European Battery Cell Program (IPCEI) is only a formality.