US electric car pioneer Tesla opened its factory in Grünheide, Brandenburg, on Tuesday in the presence of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and handed over the first models to customers. Group CEO Elon Musk, who traveled all the way from the US, presented the plant with pride: “Tesla will make sure this is a jewel for this region, for Germany and for the world,” he said at the opening ceremony. “Germany can be fast,” emphasized Scholz (SPD), referring to the record construction time of just over two years.
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