E lon Musk has made a decision: He wants to build Tesla's fourth Gigafactory in Germany. More precisely: In Grünheide in Brandenburg, east of Berlin, the Model 3 and Y as well as drive trains and batteries are to be manufactured from 2021. 7,000 to 10,000 new jobs are to be created there. But the new Tesla plant is by no means the first on German soil to manufacture electric cars. There are already numerous locations today - and many new ones will be added shortly.
Audi E-Tron GT: Böllinger Höfe (Heilbronn)
His first series electric cars, the E- Tron Quattro and its Sportback storage are manufactured by Audi in the Belgian capital, Brussels. The next electrically powered Audi model will follow in 2020: the E-Tron GT, which is based on the Porsche Taycan, will be produced at the Böllinger Höfe plant. Audi is currently converting the plant in Heilbronn in order not only to integrate the production of the new e-sports car into that of the R8, but also to optimize logistics, body construction and assembly. For this purpose, among other things, new halls are being built on an area of around 10,000 square meters.
BMW i3, i4 and iNext: Leipzig, Munich and Dingolfing
BMW has been producing the i3 in Leipzig since September 2013 , six months later the i8 was added. For the latter, the hammer falls in April 2020, but the i3 will be built for a while. The new BMW boss Oliver Zipse confirmed this recently. The electric compact car will have competitors with slightly larger dimensions in 2021: the series version of the iNext and the i4. The long-announced SUV with electric drive is manufactured in Dingolfing, Lower Bavaria. For the i4, BMW opted for the main factory in Munich, which will be upgraded for its production for 200 million euros.
E.Go Life: Aachen
On the former Philips site in Aachen, the E.Go Mobile AG has reached its production site. In the far west of the republic near the Dutch border, Prof. Günther Schuh's company produces the small electric car E.Go Life on 16,000 square meters. However, much leaner than, for example, Tesla: 140 new jobs were created in Aachen.