Elon Musk says Tesla's first European production plant will be in Berlin

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Today, Elon Musk revealed that Gigafactory 4 will start from Model Y, which means that Model 3 will still be imported from the us, just like Model S/X.

Tesla won a bid in July to build the 129 megawatt hour battery for South Australia, the country's most wind power-dependent state, with a vow from chief executive Elon Musk to install it within 100 days of signing a grid connection agreement or give it to the state for free.

Context: The Shanghai Gigafactory is China's first EV production facility wholly owned by a foreign automaker.

The firm's brand new Model Y will also be built at the European factory to introduce the vehicle to prospective buyers across the continent.

The US electric carmaker also plans to locate a research and development base in the German capital.

"I'm happy that Elon is, let's say, pulling us, but I think the German industry is really now strongly investing", said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess, speaking alongside Mr Musk at Tuesday's event.

At the company's annual news conference this week, Busch said Musk's electric auto maker Tesla and SpaceX, which makes rockets, are big customers for Siemens' digital industries businesses.

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Everyone knows that German engineering is outstanding, for sure, and that's part of the reason why we are locating our gigafactory Europe in Germany.

Their plant in Reno, United States will take up 53 hectares or 130 acres of space and has cost over four billion pounds to build. The automaker reportedly showed off its new China-made vehicles to local media this week.

Tesla Inc will build its first European electric auto factory in the German capital, Berlin, its Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said.

The German firm is set to go into direct competition for sales with Tesla with their new fully-electric Porsche Taycan and VW ID.3 set to hit the market.

The focus on Germany comes amid rising appetite for electric cars in Europe.

The data revealed Tesla sold 37,236 Model 3s in the first six months of 2019 to become the most sought after fully EV on the market. The Model 3 sedans were assembled in the company's Shanghai Gigafactory, of which construction began in January.