Elon Musk, 50, a Californian multi-entrepreneur, received major visitors on Friday. How can we discuss who the main visitor is really here: the boss of Tesla who is currently visiting his Gigafactory construction site on the outskirts of Berlin? Or the Union chancellor candidate, Armin Laschet, 60, who wanted to pass for electoral campaign purposes anyway and who was only informed by SMS the night before that nothing stood in the way of an appointment you staff.
Laschet looked more impressed with the meeting. He said in perfect English: “This is the future” is the future. The CDU boss thanked Musk for his risky investment in Germany.
He wanted to promote the “green revolution” here, Musk announced. The plant, which he says will be the most modern electromobility production facility in the world, is still under construction. “But when she’s done, she’ll be beautiful,” Musk promised. If all goes well, the first cars could be made here as early as October. Tesla is building a factory in Grünheide, Brandenburg, in which around 500,000 electric cars are to be built each year. Production was initially scheduled to start in July. However, the construction of the connected battery cell plant has been delayed due to approval procedures. Musk has relied on interim approvals so far.
Under a government led by him, according to Laschet, there should be far fewer bureaucratic obstacles to implement projects of such magnitude: “The obstacles that currently hinder must be removed so that we can achieve the energy transition” , said Laschet. This is why the electoral campaign with political competitors will run in the coming weeks. When Elon Musk was asked what he thought of Armin Laschet, he replied that we barely knew each other, but “he looks like a great guy.”