Tesla has announced the location of its second factory outside the United States: Berlin. In a tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the plant would build batteries, powertrains and vehicles, “starting with the Model Y.” The factory is also expected to produce the Model 3, the company’s best-selling car. Tesla has already posted jobs for construction, operations, engineering and manufacturing workers for the factory in the German capital. The US carmaker did not say when its factory would open, or how many cars would be produced there. Tesla declined to provide additional details.
Aside from batteries, Tesla will also build its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in Berlin. Production is expected to start in 2021. Musk told the awards audience: “I come to Berlin a lot – Berlin rocks!”