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Tech & Science Bund allows Tesla to start working on planned battery factory

14:18  21 january  2021
14:18  21 january  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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Tesla is working on new battery cell designs, and a way to make their own cells, with R&D teams in a lab near its car plant in Fremont, California. Even if Tesla 's effort to start making battery cells is successful, the company is not likely to cut ties with Panasonic and other battery suppliers any time

Tesla says that it plans to continue working with Panasonic and other cell suppliers, but it will need so many batteries in the coming Tesla has ambitious plans for its new battery cells. They will use different battery chemistries, including one that eliminates the use of expensive cobalt in favor of nickel.

Bund erlaubt Tesla erste Arbeiten für geplante Batteriefabrik © Shutterstock Bund allows Tesla to start working on planned battery factory

The US electric car manufacturer Tesla can start preparations for its planned battery factory near the car factory in Grünheide near Berlin. However, the environmental permit is still missing. A spokeswoman for the Federal Ministry of Economics announced on Thursday that

Tesla had been allowed to start preliminary work on application. This also applies to other companies that are part of a major European project for battery cell production. The financial risk lies with the company. Image and B.Z. had previously reported on it.

The Federal Ministry of Economics submitted the second major European project for battery cell production to the European Commission on December 10, the spokeswoman said. This included almost 50 companies in twelve EU countries, including eleven companies from Germany. This concerns applications for the approval of aid. The preparatory work should begin without losing the chance for federal funding, although the aid has not yet been approved. But that is independent of a building permit or environmental permit. The Federal Ministry of Economics is not responsible for this.

Tesla is building an electric car factory in Grünheide. Production is scheduled to start in July. Tesla boss Elon Musk had promised last year that the world's largest battery factory would also be built in Grünheide . So far, the car factory has not received an environmental permit, and Tesla is building with early approvals. dpa

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