Tesla Begins Cutting Down the Forest for the Construction of a "Green" Factory

Tesla has begun an active phase of the construction of a new factory near Berlin, where the manufacturer's first European enterprise will soon appear.

After having examined and cleared the area from explosive objects, the manufacturer moves to the second phase – deforestation. It is worth noting that Elon Musk earlier promised to plant new young trees instead of those that would have to be cut down during the construction of Gigafactory 4.

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According to Minister for Economy, Labor and Energy of the State of Brandenburg Jörg Steinbach, the first European Tesla factory will produce not only electric vehicles but also battery packs for them.

It should be noted that mass protests of local residents took place at the construction site in January. They opposed the destruction of a complex ecosystem, including the felling of trees. Despite the fact that Musk had promised to «atone for his guilt», environmental activists claimed that cutting down the forest area will lead to the death of many animal species.

Gigafactory 4 is being built near Berlin. The area of the building plot is approximately 300 ha. The enterprise will employ about 10,000 people.

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