Tesla scales back German battery plans

Tesla Inc has begun assembling batteries in Germany but will focus cell

one of the first firms to declare a strategy shift prompted by the package

The US electric-vehicle maker is also preparing to produce cell components

some of which will be sent from its site in Gruenheide in the state

Cars produced at the Brandenburg site would in the "near future

The focus of Tesla's cell production is currently in the United States

Tesla rival Stellantis said on Wednesday the IRA was not affecting strategy

while earlier this month industrial gases firm Air Liquide pledged

The European Commission has proposed loosening rules on state aid for investments