The Tesla factory in Grünheide, Germany, pictured on July 17, 2023
London/Berlin CNN  — 

Tesla has lodged an application to double the production capacity of its plant near Berlin to 1 million electric vehicles a year.

The world’s biggest maker of battery-powered electric cars also wants the plant — located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of the German capital — to manufacture more battery cells.

If the plans are approved, Tesla (TSLA)’s Gigafactory