The US automotive manufacturer Tesla, who has finally begun to achieve the production goals in the last few weeks, wants to further expand production also in Europe. According to Wall Street Journal, a kind of gigafactory could be built in Europe.
Musk has announced the construction of the plant already in 2016 and now it could become real. If its construction will be based on the Nevada factory, it should exclusively use renewable energy sources such as sunlight, wind and geothermal energy. The plant is supposed to produce new cars, while at the same time it is expected to produce battery assemblies in order to optimize the cost of production.
The new plant is expected to be built somewhere in Western Europe. Some are mentioning the Netherlands, which will bring it to the vicinity of the company's European headquarters and within the economically developed Benelux area, but on the other hand it could be built in Germany near the German-French border. Tesla namely recently acquired the Grohmann Engineering technology company in Prüm, which is close to the border with Luxembourg and France. That's also the reason why the possibilities for setting up the factory in Germany are even higher.