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Thousands of visitors are expected to the Giga-Party on the construction site of the first European factory of the car manufacturer Tesla in Brandenburg.

Now the Tesla boss has invited the party again by tweet. “Giga Berlin-Brandenburg fun party today!” He wrote on his account.

The factory for e-cars at the gates of Berlin has been one of the most important industrial projects in East Germany for years. Tesla hopes the system could go into operation this year.

Hundreds of people were already bustling around in front of the car factory in Grünheide, Brandenburg. Thousands of visitors are expected for the open day at the construction site of the first European factory of the US electric car manufacturer Tesla. CEO Elon Musk has invited to Brandenburg again via Twitter. Shortly after ten o’clock he wrote: “Giga Berlin-Brandenburg fun party today!” He landed at the capital’s airport BER on Friday.

The motto of the party is “Fair”. A Ferris wheel can be seen on the site from afar. The police initially expected traffic disruptions on Autobahn 10 and on the site. The company called on guests to come by train if possible. If you want to take part in the event, you need a reserved ticket in which there was a great deal of interest.

Mario Schulz cannot report traffic jams or long waiting times. The man from Brandenburg got hold of one of the coveted tickets. “Everything is well organized,” he says to Business Insider. The corona rules would be strictly adhered to. Anyone who cannot present a PCR test, vaccination or health record has to stay outside. On the site itself there is a mask requirement indoors, at the entrance and in the toilets.

Mario Schulz at the Tesla Open House.

Mario Schulz at the Tesla Open House.

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There are also factory tours on the site. In addition to the press shop, visitors can see the battery production, the final assembly hall and the production robots, among other things. According to Schulz, these are also in operation. But only for the show – so they are not producing any parts yet. “It looked like a robotic ballet,” he says.

Another attraction is the Tesla test track. “But I haven’t tried it yet,” says Schulz. “There is a huge rush.” There are miniature Tesla for the children that they can drive on a small course. Several food trucks would offer food from many different countries.

Who is still missing is Tesla boss Elon Musk. According to Schulz, this should only appear there in the evening. Mario Schulz is probably gone by then. Schulz would not call himself a real Tesla fan. “But I am impressed by Elon Musk,” he says.

The factory for e-cars at the gates of Berlin has been one of the most important industrial projects in East Germany for years. The plant could go into operation this year, so the hope of the car maker Tesla. However, the company has not yet received a final environmental permit from the state of Brandenburg. Tesla builds at your own risk via early approvals. However, approval is considered likely.

In order for the festival to take place, Tesla has obtained two special permits from the responsible district of Oder-Spree: Up to 9,000 instead of 5,000 visitors can take part at the same time. And Tesla is allowed to organize the major event, even though the construction site is in the drinking water protection area. The district assumes that Tesla’s plans would meet the Corona Ordinance and also sees no danger for the protected area.

with material from the DPA

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