Tesla opens its first factory in Europe – level 2
Last week, Tesla opened its first factory in Europe. After 19 years since the company started, it opened factories on all continents. The newest factory opened near Berlin, Germany, which cost more than 5.5 billion dollars.
The plan was to open the factory eight months ago, but local authorities had problems. The Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave the first 30 electric cars to customers. Tesla’s Model Y could drive 514 kilometers, and its price was 70,590 dollars.
Currently, there were 3,500 workers in the factory, but the number would reach 12,000 in the next few years. Musk said that the factory would make 500,000 electric cars every year. Tesla’s German rival Volkswagen sold 450,000 electric cars in 2021.
Difficult words: continent (a large area of land on Earth), customer (a person who buys something), rival (a person or company who competes with others in the same activity or area).
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