Tesla's Musk in Berlin to interview engineers for new gigafactory

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the automobile awards "Das Goldene Lenkrad" given by a German newspaper in Berlin, Germany, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk has travelled to Germany and plans to interview engineers for the U.S. electric carmaker’s new gigafactory in Berlin in person on Friday.

“Recruiting ace engineers for Giga Berlin! Will interview in person tomorrow on site. Send resume to,” Musk wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

A spokesperson for Tesla confirmed Musk was in Germany.

Tesla is building a new plant on the outskirts of Berlin and Tesla plans to manufacture a new version of its Model Y crossover vehicle with a new structural battery design and technology.

The company plans to start the production of Model Y at Gigafactory Berlin during the second half of 2021.

Reporting by Edward Taylor; Writing by Caroline Copley; Editing by Edmund Blair