CureVac and Giga Berlin on Elon Musk’s itenerary as he travels to Germany this week

Musk looks on at SpaceX Falcon 9 post-launch news conference in Cape Canaveral
SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks on at a post-launch news conference after the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifted off on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake - RC12CE22F3F0

Tesla’s new factory in Berlin has seen a rapid pace of construction over the last few months, with the first buildings already beginning to take shape on the site.

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Construction workers may be in for a special treat as Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced plans to visit Giga Berlin this week.

Construction began at the site just a few months ago, and is already well on track to complete and have the first vehicles rolling off the production line by mid-2021.

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The other reason for Musk’s trip is to check in on the progress of Tesla’s partnership with CureVac, a company attempting to make a COVID-19 vaccine with Ribonucleic acid (RNA) technology.

Musk announced the partnership earlier this year, saying he believes the technology has amazing potential, and the two were building ‘microfactories’ together in the hopes of being able to rapidly deploy a vaccine around the world.

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