Tesla hopes to open Grünheide ‘gigafactory’ soon
14 December 2021 | 10:41 am
The electric vehicle maker Tesla looks set to open its first European factory in the coming weeks. The company has just thrown a party to win more public support — a final permit for the plant near Berlin has not yet been granted.
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