Tesla CEO Elon Musk visits Berlin plant in mid-February

SpaceX founder and CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, will visit the construction site of Tesla’s Gigafactory on May 17, 2021 in Grünheide, near Berlin, Germany. (Michele Tantussi / Reuters)

Berlin-Elon Musk will visit Tesla’s factory in Berlin in mid-February, the CEO said on Tuesday following speculation that he would be in Germany this month.

“I can’t comment on all the rumors, but this isn’t true. Musk responded to an article on the website Drive Tesla CA, which quoted a tweet claiming to have visited Berlin on January 16th. Said in a tweet.

In another tweet, Musk added that rumors about online travel planning are becoming a “security issue.” This is in response to an apology from account owner Sawyer Merritt who first posted the wrong travel date.

Mr. Musk said last year that he hoped the Berlin plant would get a license to start mass production of model Y cars by December, but an ongoing lawsuit on bureaucratic hurdles and plant water use. Delayed the process.

Local Treasury Minister Jörg Steinbach told the German newspaper Jörg Steinbach earlier this month that permission to start production could come before the proceedings were settled, but the first hearing of the proceedings was in February. It will be held on the 11th.

Tesla’s comments weren’t immediately available.



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