Elon Musk surprised people with an announcement during a visit to the Gigafactory in Grünheide and noticed: the planned entry-level model for 25,000 euros will be manufactured here. This is good news for the production site.
Tesla opened its factory in Grünheide last year. According to the latest information of the company, about 11,000 employees are working there. The target of 500,000 cars per year has not yet been achieved, but there are already plans to expand the factory to a capacity of one million cars per year. Germany is still examining the environmental law application for the first part of the expansion. Environmental groups and residents are concerned. Part of the site is in a water conservation area.
Musk also announced higher wages for his employees during his visit to Grünheide. After salary increases of up to six percent last year, it is expected to increase by four percent this year. The annual salary of production employees will also be increased by 2,500 euros from February 2024.
Musk’s announcement that the 25,000 euro model will be manufactured here is seen as an expression of his commitment to the location in Brandenburg and security of the location.