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BERLIN (Reuters) – Tesla (NASDAQ:) didn’t need to await European authorities to decide on state funding for its deliberate battery manufacturing unit earlier than going forward with the development of its web site in Germany, outgoing German Financial system Minister Peter Altmaier instructed reporters in Berlin on Monday.
As a overseas firm, Tesla would have been eligible for state help of as much as 40% of its funding underneath a European Union programme that encourages manufacturing throughout the bloc.
Below the programme, the U.S. firm might have acquired as much as round 1.1 billion euros ($1.24 billion).
Attributable to booming demand for battery cells, Tesla voluntarily determined in late November to begin development on a battery plant at its Gruenheide web site outdoors Berlin with out state help and withdrew the corresponding software.
Tesla is constructing its first European electrical automobile manufacturing unit in addition to a battery plant on the web site within the state of Brandenburg.
It’s nonetheless ready to obtain last allow approval for the positioning from authorities, which is anticipated earlier than the top of the 12 months.
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