A flagstore shop, electric car maker, Tesla, is pictured in Berlin, Germany, on the 13th of November 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.D) announcement earlier this month that it is building its first European plant, in the vicinity of Berlin, will attract more companies from the electric mobility and energy storage industries in one of Germany’s state prime minister, told the newspaper die Welt.
“They’re already on their way. I am told that it will be the communities and to the regional business development program. Tesla will lead the other companies to follow suit,” said Dietmar Woidke, prime minister of the eastern German state of Brandenburg, surrounding Berlin.
He said the Brandenburg gate was already in talks with other companies, refuse to allow them to be identified by means of a non-disclosure agreement. “I expect that we will be able to announce before Christmas,” Woidke said.
Tesla’s move is a major boost for Germany as a centre for the production of a na BMW – (BMWG.DE and Daimler ag (DAIGn.DE over the last few years, has opted for the construction of a new plant in Hungary, and after the auto industry has been hit hard by the Volkswagen VOWG_p.DE ticket prices in 2015, and that it betrayed US diesel emissions testing.
Reporting by Christoph Steitz; Editing by Mark Heinrich