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【科技报道】Tesla to Build Factory in G 本站原创 更新时间: 2019-11-15         

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk announced the move in the German capital Tuesday night. He added that "we've decided to put the Tesla Gigafactory Europe in the Berlin area."


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The company will also set up an engineering and design center in Berlin, Musk said. He noted that the new factory "will build batteries, powertrains & vehicles, starting with Model Y." His comments appeared on the American social networking service Twitter.

The Model Y is a small sports utility vehicle that Tesla plans to start selling in the autumn of 2020. The car can travel up to 370 kilometers with each electric charge. The starting price will be 35,400 euros.

Musk told the industry website Auto Express that he had ruled out Britain as the site for the factory because of British plans to leave the European Union. Those plans, often called Brexit, have created economic uncertainty for many large companies.


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German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier called Musk's announcement a "success" for the country's ability to grow its automobile industry.

Altmaier said there had been competition for the factory from other European countries, but he denied that the government had offered any financial support to Tesla.


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"So far, subsidies haven't been discussed," he told reporters in Berlin. "It's clear that Tesla will be treated the same way as all other automobile companies if it invests in Germany and creates jobs here."

The mayor of Berlin, Ramona Pop, said the factory could create 6,000 to 7,000 jobs in manufacturing and thousands more in design and research.

Tesla's decision comes a week after German officials and auto industry leaders agreed to increase government aid to buyers of electric cars by 50 percent. The paybacks are available to those who buy a vehicle that costs 40,000 Euros or less.

重点词汇:

Words in This Story:

subsidy– n. financial assistance

gigafactory– n. a very large factory

battery– n a power source with electricity

site– n.a piece of ground occupied by a building or buildings

uncertainty– n.the condition of being unsure

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