Tesla Giga Berlin is Grünheide’s largest taxpayer, having a significant positive impact on the municipality. In 2022 alone, the company paid about €6 million in trade tax, a significant portion when compared to Grünheide’s entire budget of €20 million.
Undoubtedly, Tesla is a great boon both for Germany as a whole and for the regions near the factory. The company paid a total of approximately six million euros in trade tax to the municipality of Grünheide (Oder-Spree) in 2022 alone. The information came from the municipality’s treasurer, Kerstin Lang, who reported to the local council on Thursday evening (via rbb24). Tesla previously released the community from its duty of confidentiality regarding tax secrecy.
Lang reported that having paid about six million euros in trade tax, Tesla is currently the largest taxpayer in the municipality of Grünheide. For comparison, the entire budget of the village with a population of about 9 thousand inhabitants is about €20 million. This fact further highlights the benefits the company brings to the municipality.
Tesla Giga Berlin has become the largest industrial investment in Germany since 1990, according to Minister President of Brandenburg Dietmar Woidke. The company is the largest private employer in the state, already employing more than 11,000 people. In addition, Giga Berlin is the largest training company in the state. Tesla began its training program in 2021, in parallel with the construction of the factory. At that time, it had seven trainees. In September 2023, the factory welcomed 140 new trainees. There are 18 continuing education courses and nine dual-study courses already offered.
Today, Tesla produces Model Y at Giga Berlin. The company has applied for expansion to increase production from the current possible 500,000 per year to a potential one million electric vehicles per year. The expansion is expected to be made in order to produce a new, affordable model of Tesla car.