In Germany, they showed how Tesla destroys the forest near Berlin to create a factory

In Germany, they showed how Tesla destroys the forest near Berlin to create a factory

February 14, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

In the vicinity of Berlin, Tesla began deforestation to develop the territory on which the Giga Berlin electric car factory will be built in the future.

This was written on Twitter by the Minister of Economics and Energy of the State of Brandenburg, Jörg Steinbach. The official stressed that what is happening is a “historical event.”

The plant will occupy an area of ​​approximately 300 hectares, which is equivalent in area to approximately 420 football fields. The new factory will create about 10 thousand jobs.

It is expected that in the first half of 2021 about 150 thousand electric cars Tesla Model 3 and Model Y will go off the assembly line annually, and in the future, production volume should increase to 500 thousand cars a year.

It is worth noting that in January at the site of the construction of the plant, mass protests of local residents opposed to the destruction of a complex ecosystem took place. At the same time, Tesla representatives promised to plant in the vicinity three times more trees than would be cut down during construction.

Also, environmentalists are concerned that the Tesla factory is located in the water protection zone. Many are concerned about the lack of reliable information about what will happen with the groundwater and drinking water reservoirs in the region as a result of the construction of the plant.