BERLIN, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The German economy ministry is looking into reports that Tesla has scaled back battery plans in Germany, a ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday, after the electric carmaker announced that it would pivot towards U.S. production.
“We are working on clearing up the reasons behind this,” the spokesperson said at a regular news conference in Berlin.
Earlier on Wednesday, a company spokesperson said Tesla had begun assembling battery systems at its plant in Germany but would focus cell production in the United States in light of tax incentives under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). (Reporting by Rachel More, Editing by Friederike Heine)
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