German company Automobilwoche reports that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has given its German team another six months to start production at its plant near Berlin, its first giant plant in Europe, according to CNBC.
A Tesla spokeswoman declined to comment on the report, referring to the automaker’s official statement last month that put the start of production at the Gruenheide site at the end of 2021.
Initially, Tesla planned to start production on July 1, 2021, but red tape and plans to build a battery cell plant on site delayed the project.
Tesla is a California-based company that specializes in electric cars and electrical components for electric trains. It is a public company whose shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange with the TESLA logo. The company also sells lithium-ion battery packs to international companies, to be used in electric trains, and the company’s board of directors announced that it seeks to mass production of electric cars, to reduce their costs so that they are affordable for the average consumer.