Tesla is looking at a green light for the expansion of its first Europe Gigafactory in Berlin, after hashing out and clearing the issues that were initially presented that cut off the area’s water supply and other disputes. Moreover, the fuel to the rage against Tesla was because it was villainized by German Media, “ZDF Info,” with its documentary and alleged fake news.
Tesla Gigafactory Berlin Expansion is a Go
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GRUENHEIDE, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 06: In this aerial view from a drone, the future assembly line hall stands among other future factory buildings at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 06, 2020 near Gruenheide, Germany. Tesla is planning to begin electric car production at the site by the summer of 2021 with 12,000 employees and an output of at least 100,000 cars annually.
According to Tesmanian’s report, Elon Musk and Strausberg-Erkner Water Association (WSE) have already cleared out the water supply issues that were supposed to be blocked by the ministry as Tesla expands. Moreover, the soon-to-be-built hydraulic structure in 2023 would be the main source of Tesla Giga Berlin and is already approved by the government.
Initially, Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin expansion plans were negated by the citizens and other concerned parties, and its expansion in the country was seen as opposition against businesses local in the area. Moreover, stakeholders were also a massive influence against Tesla’s expansion in the Gigafactory, despite it not being finished in construction.
On the other hand, Tesla’s water supply was already secured, as plans reveal that it would need as much as 1.4 million cubic meters of water and were already approved by the WSE for a maximum stake of 1.5 million. German media called RB24 reported that the hydraulic structure would be intended for other purposes, not entirely exclusive to Tesla.
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Tesla Villainized by ZDF Info, Elon Musk Calls Them Out
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GRUENHEIDE, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 03: Tesla head Elon Musk talks to the press as he arrives to to have a look at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 03, 2020 near Gruenheide, Germany. Musk is currently in Germany where he met with vaccine maker CureVac on Tuesday, with which Tesla has a cooperation to build devices for producing RNA vaccines, as well as German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier yesterday.
Another German media called “ZDF Info” has created a documentary called “Turbo, Tempo, Tesla Elon Musk in Brandenburg” exposed the plans of Gigafactory Berlin, which villainized the clean energy company. This led to massive opposition against Tesla in the region and country, with its expansion being negated by concerned people.
The film mainly focused on Tesla Giga Berlin’s need for a water supply, and that its Phase 1 would already require massive loads of water from the region, which was said to have stakes on other’s supplies. Moreover, the media included fake tweets from Tesla’s Elon Musk, containing manipulated statements from the CEO.
In response to this, Elon Musk called out ZDF Info, saying that they should be ashamed for what they did, especially after bringing bad publicity to Tesla in the German country.
Wow, shame on ZDF Info!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 24, 2021
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