Tesla has been running on figuring out a ‘Giga Factory’ near Berlin for some time now. Due to strategies by way of environmental movements and worried nearby residents, this construction has now not been absolutely clean from day one. If we’re to believe the maximum latest reviews, Tesla has suffered another setback: the employer can whistle for more than 1.1 billion in subsidy for the development of the planned battery factory within the Berlin forests. The motive: because of delays, a new type of battery can now not be produced first in Europe.
Musk: ‘Abolish subsidies’
At least that is what resources, anonymously of course, who are familiar with the state of affairs, instructed Bloomberg. Elon Musk has already greater or less replied. He writes on Twitter that Tesla has always believed that subsidies should be abolished. With this, Musk seems to confirm Bloomberg’s tale.
Tesla could now not meet the circumstance that the EU connected to the granting of the subsidy. To qualify for the subsidy, the Berlin battery factory needed to grow to be the first tar in the global to provide a new form of batteries. Because the development of the Giga Factory has been delayed a lot, Tesla is pressured to start the production of those batteries first in its factory in Texas. Tesla stated in a statement final Friday that the company has withdrawn its software for the subsidy in question with the German Ministry of Finance.
Other subsidy software
Missing out on 1.1 billion EU subsidy and Musk’s tweet approximately abolishing all subsidies does not mean that Tesla is really forgoing all (German) authorities support. According to CNBC, there’s anyhow nonetheless an application for subsidy in Brandenburg, the German province wherein the Giga Factory is being constructed.