Tesla plans to establish its fourth so-called Gigafactory in the Brandenburg town of Grünheide as well as a design and engineering center in Berlin itself. The project will create an estimated 10,000 jobs and is expected to be up and running by late 2021.

The German government subsidizes purchases of new electric vehicles and is investing hundreds of millions of euros in improving EV charging infrastructure in Germany. Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) is one of the state agencies that is responsible for entry of Tesla into the German market and take part in this mobility revolution.

Musk said that the Brandenburg facility would produce batteries and both the Y Model and flagship Model 3 and that the company was looking to more broadly enlist Germany’s traditional automotive excellence.