Tesla suspends all battery production in Germany

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According to Reuters, the German state of Brandenburg's economy ministry said Tesla has suspended plans to produce all of its batteries in the state and will instead take some production steps in the U.S., where previous tax incentives were more favorable to the company. Tesla's original plan was to produce all of its batteries at its Glenhead plant in Germany, which would have had a peak capacity of more than 50 gigawatt-hours per year.

The Brandenburg State Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a statement." Tesla has already begun production of battery systems in Greenhead and is preparing to produce battery cell components. The company has now prioritized further production steps in the United States, where tax incentives make for more favorable business conditions."

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in March 2022 that the German battery plant would achieve mass production by the end of 2023, but the plant and the car production site have already achieved their production target of 3,000 units per week, later than planned. 2020, Musk said the German mega-factory will be the world's largest battery plant.

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