Tesla's upcoming plant in Germany to produce 500,000 cars a year: Sources

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Dec 11, 2019, 04.41 PM(IST) Edited By: Bharat Sharma

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The Gigafactory will generate 10,000 jobs

According to German newspaper Bild, Tesla is planning to build 500,000 electric vehicles a year at its new factory situated in the outskirts of Berlin.

Tesla's Chief Executive Elon Musk announced last month that a site in Gruenheide, Brandenburg, had been chosen to build Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.

Another German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported that Tesla will invest up to $4.41 billion in the plant.

The Gigafactory will generate 10,000 jobs. Reportedly, the site of the factory is as large as 420 soccer pitches.

The construction is slated to begin in 2020. 

(With inputs from Reuters)