Tesla wants to expand its factory near Berlin, where production only started last year. The American manufacturer of electric cars announces this.
Tesla has submitted a permit application to the German state of Brandenburg, and the management confirms to the German press agency DPA.
The factory in Grünheide, east of Berlin, currently employs about 10,000 people. After the expansion, there would be 12,000. However, the target of producing half a million cars yearly has not yet been achieved.
In the long term, the company says that Tesla aims to produce 1 million cars.