Skip to content

German court suspends preparations for the first Tesla factory in Europe

February 17, 2020

An environmental group filed an appeal against the construction of the complex in the forested area near Berlin.

2 min read

Following the appeal of the Green League Brandenburg environmental group, a German court temporarily suspended preparations for what will become the first Tesla plant in Europe.

German court suspends preparations for the first Tesla factory in EuropeGerman court suspends preparations for the first Tesla factory in Europe

Elon Musk's company must suspend the cutting of trees in the forested area of Grünheide by orders of the Superior Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg , while the agency reviews the appeal filed by the environmental group.

The document presented by environmentalists mentions the possibility that the plant contaminates drinking water and brings other problems. Representatives of the court commented that they issued the order since otherwise the automaker would have completed its work in the next three days.

Last month the land acquired by the electric car company a few kilometers from Berlin was news as German government workers were looking for traces of WWII bombs in the area.

Receive Breaking News !

Install
×
Enable Notifications    Ok No thanks