After about two total weeks of work, the forest of planted trees on Tesla’s Giga Berlin site is now gone. Tesla finished “phase 1” of their forest clearance project this week, just before their early March deadline.
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Drone footage: Tesla Giga Berlin forest clearing is moving quickly (UPDATE: stopped by court)
Tesla started clearing the forest at their new Giga Berlin site just two days ago, and now we have drone footage showing just how extensive the work already is.
UPDATE: Just after this article was posted, we heard that a court has temporarily ordered Tesla to stop clearing the forest, pending review of a complaint by the Grünen Liga Brandenburg (Brandenburg Green League).
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Tesla has to make a lot of things happen in order to start the construction of Gigafactory 4 in Germany, and one of them is apparently getting rid of 25 unexploded World War II bombs. expand full story
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Tesla has responded to local protests at the site of their next factory near Berlin by opening a community office to hear local concerns, according to Der Spiegel. The office opens Thursday, just a few days after site protests began.
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Tesla is facing some opposition to its Gigafactory 4 plan in Germany where it needs to cut down a lot of trees to build the plant in a forest near Berlin.
Local residents are protesting at the Gigafactory 4 site over the deforestation plan. expand full story
Tesla Gigafactory 4 Stories January 9
A €41 million ($45 million) deal for Tesla to acquire land outside of Berlin to build its recently announced Gigafactory 4 has been approved by the state government, but it’s still not sealed yet. expand full story
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We are starting to get a clearer picture of Tesla plans for Gigafactory 4 in Germany as more construction plans and environmental assessments are leaking in the German press.
The latest documents show that Tesla plans to build “future vehicles” at Gigafactory 4 in addition to Model 3 and Model Y. expand full story
Tesla Gigafactory 4 Stories December 12, 2019
Leaked plans for Tesla Gigafactory 4 in Berlin reveals that the automaker is leaving room for expansion, and the design looks similar to Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. expand full story