Tesla is reportedly set to double its production in Germany with no extra water needed, according to a statement released by the electric-car manufacturer.
The information, which was released on Tuesday, indicated that Tesla has achieved an agreement with the German government to double its production in the country without additional water consumption. This comes as part of the automaker’s plan to expand its presence in Europe.
Tesla has previously indicated that it plans to invest around $4 billion in Germany, where it currently has a factory in Grünheide. The factory is expected to produce 500,000 cars a year, and the additional production capacity will bring this up to 1 million cars per year.
In order to facilitate the additional production, Tesla has agreed to use more recycled water in its manufacturing process. This will allow the company to reduce its reliance on fresh water while still being able to achieve its production goals.
The news comes as part of a larger effort by Tesla to reduce its environmental impact. The automaker has previously announced plans to move to 100 percent renewable energy and use more sustainable materials in its vehicles.
The agreement with the German government is seen as a major step forward for Tesla in its efforts to reduce its water usage and carbon footprint. It also demonstrates the company’s commitment to the European market, which is expected to be a key growth area for the company in the coming years.