Tesla CEO Elon Musk was seen dancing in joy at the inauguration of his “gigafactory” electric car plant in Germany.
The billionaire technocrat shook a leg during the handovers. This also revived the memories of his awkward jig at a launch event in Shanghai in 2020.
But the opening comes after an arduous two-year approval delay that Tesla had to endure.
A number of administrative and legal hurdles went into the delaying of this Germany gigafactory electric car plant.
Tesla finally got the formal go-ahead from regional authorities to begin production earlier March.
The “gigafactory” in Gruenheide, in Germany’s Brandenburg, is Tesla’s first production site in Europe. This will also help the region position itself as a hub for electric vehicle production.
Tesla aims to employ some 12,000 workers at the site. Around 500,000 Model Y cars will be out annually, compact SUVs.
Starlink satellites helping Ukrainians
“We are extremely confident that the world can transition to a sustainable energy future with the combination of solar, wind, plus battery storage and electric vehicles,” Elon Musk said in a speech at the ceremony.
Tesla will now have to beat its rivals in Germany including some of its flagship car makers like Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
ALSO READ | Netflix Profile Settings For Android: Here’s How To Change