Elon Musk announced on Tuesday at an awards ceremony in Germany and confirmed by tweet that Tesla's fourth gigafactory In Berlin, Germany, to build batteries, drives and vehicles. This is Tesla's fourth such project after the former SolarCity facility in Buffalo, the Gigafactory in Nevada still under construction outside Reno and the Chinese Gigafactory in Shanghai, which has just begun production of its first cars.
This new factory will be located somewhere "near the new airport". Presumably, that means near the airport in Brandenburg, which will be opened south of the city center next year.
"I think Berlin has some of the best works of art in the world," musk explained his decision to include a future design center in the Berlin project.
"Everyone knows that German engineering is outstanding, and that's why we're locating our Gigafactory Europe in Germany," added Musk. In a recent earnings report, Tesla announced that Euro Giga would be operational by 2021.
It is not yet known if the new factory will contain a tent.