“Everyone knows German engineering is outstanding for sure. You know that is part of the reason why we are locating Gigafactory Europe in Germany,” Musk said at the event.
The news wasn’t completely unexpected. Musk had said that Tesla would announce the location of its European factory before the end of the year and that Germany was a front-runner. Nonetheless, Tuesday’s announcement bolstered the CEO’s flair-for-the-dramatic reputation.