The Minister of Economic Affairs in Brandenburg said the construction of Giga Berlin is in a "final push" and confirmed that he expects production to begin this year.
The Minister for Economic Affairs, Labor and Energy Jörg Steinbach expects the first Tesla vehicles to be produced at the new Giga Berlin factory this year. At the conference of the Leibniz Institute for Spatial Social Research, located in Erkner, Steinbach literally said that the construction of the plant is in a "final push," rbb24 reports.
In addition, the minister said that at the moment Tesla has already hired 1,000 employees, but by the time production starts, their number will surely increase to 3,000. After production starts, the number of employees will increase in proportion to the growth of the market. Steinbach explained that Giga Berlin will not only serve the German market.
Brandenburg's economy minister also said the pre-approved construction by Tesla is a role model for other major investors. Although the Californian manufacturer has yet to receive a final environmental permit, the huge factory is now almost complete and testing of production equipment has begun. A few days ago, Giga Berlin received another preliminary approval to test the functionality of the factory's systems, including exhaust water and air purification systems.
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