State environmental agency allows clearing of forest areas for Tesla construction –


For the construction of its factory in Grünheide near Berlin, the US electric car manufacturer Tesla is allowed to clear another 82.8 hectares of forest. According to the Ministry of the Environment, the State Office for the Environment (LfU) approved the early start of clearing on Monday. According to the information, Tesla needs the site for pipelines and as a storage facility. The early start takes place according to the Federal Immission Control Act.

Tesla plans to build around 500,000 compact Model 3 and Model Y cars in Grünheide near Berlin every year. Company boss Elon Musk wants to turn the future plant of the electric car manufacturer near Berlin into the world’s largest battery factory. So far, Tesla has been building through individual provisional approvals because the complete environmental approval from the state of Brandenburg is still pending. Conservationists and residents fear negative consequences for the environment.

Source: dpa

| Updated: Monday November 30, 2020 4:56 PM

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