Berlin has now also placed a bid to bring home the first Tesla Gigafactory in Europe. Senator Ramona Pop already contacted Tesla CEO Elon Musk regarding the idea back in August, as well.
Berlin’s new official invitation included a few choice locations, which Musk could benefit from, such as a newly built Cleantech Business Park or the Urban Tech Republik near the German capital. Last week, an initiative from the nearby state of Brandenburg advertised their location in Lausitz as a good choice for the Gigafactory.
Since Tesla made their announcement on Twitter that they intended to build a Gigafactory in Europe, CEO Elon Musk has been flooded with offers and advertisements. Over the summer, five German states made official bids for the venture, following the detail that Musk considered Germany as a top choice in one of his tweets. He particularly seemed to favour the region bordering on France, due it’s access to the BeNeLux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg) region.
There has also been an update to the planned Gigafactory in China: After an agreement was made with the Shanghai authorities for an 860,000 m² plot, Chinese media sources now have begun reporting that Tesla has made loan agreements with several local banks.