According to a media report, the US electric car manufacturer Tesla can expect government funding of around 1.1 billion euros from a European battery cell program. Of the Daily mirror from Berlin reported on Sunday that the funding from the Federal Ministry of Economics was ripe for approval. The Federal Ministry and the Brandenburg Ministry of Economic Affairs did not comment on the report. Tesla not only wants to build the first electric car factory in Europe in Grünheide near Berlin, but also wants to mass-produce battery cells there. At the beginning of the year, the EU Commission approved aid billions for the second time to support battery production in Europe. Germany and eleven other EU countries can provide up to 2.9 billion euros in addition to make progress in electromobility. Tesla in Brandenburg can also benefit from the funding. Germany is coordinating the second battery program. In Grünheide, the production of electric cars was originally supposed to start at the beginning of July, but Tesla is now aiming for the end of the year. The company is currently building through early permits because the final decision on the environmental permit by the state of Brandenburg is still pending. When the decision will come is still open. Up to 500,000 vehicles are expected to roll off the production line in Grünheide in Brandenburg every year.