Porsche may be considering building its large battery cell factory in Brandenburg, Germany. Recently, rumors had circulated that Porsche might plan a move to North America due to subsidies and energy prices. However, there are now also considerations to look into a location in the Lausitz region.
Rumors about Porsche and Cellforce
According to a report in the “Lausitzer Rundschau” newspaper, based on insiders from local and state politics as well as the business community, “a prominent player in the automotive industry” is showing great interest in a site on the Schwarzheide/Schipkau airfield in the district of Oberspreewald-Lausitz. According to the newspaper’s research, it appears to be Porsche and its majority-owned battery subsidiary Cellforce.
Final decision expected by the end of 2023
Porsche neither confirmed nor denied the rumors when asked. In addition to the factory currently under construction in Reutlingen, the possibility of expanding to over 20 gigawatt-hours at a second site is also being examined. The final decision is expected to be made by the end of 2023, as communicated by Porsche upon request.