Tesla’s only e-car factory in Europe to date will be connected to the public railway network with its own train shuttle. The company announced on Thursday that the new shuttle should run between Erkner train station (Oder-Spree district) and the factory premises in Grünheide in Brandenburg from September 4th.

The train will commute on the route almost 60 times a day from Monday to Friday, bringing more than 1,500 employees directly to the factory premises at the change of shift alone.

According to Tesla, the train is free of charge and can also be used by citizens. It is intended to replace the existing bus shuttle between Erkner and the factory and relieve a shuttle from the catch lock – and thus also car traffic around the city of Erkner. The Brandenburg State Office for Construction and Transport approved the shuttle in February. Commissioning was already planned for the second quarter of 2023 – between April and June.

Tesla has been officially producing electric cars in Grünheide near Berlin since March 2022. According to previous information from Tesla, around 11,000 people were last employed there.