The Tesla factory is 40 km from Berlin was to make the summer of 2021

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In Germany, higher administrative court of Berlin and Brandenburg 15 Feb decided to suspend work on cutting down trees in the vicinity of Berlin, where the American manufacturer of electric Tesla plans to build its first Gigafactory plant. It is reported “German wave”.

The lawsuit was filed by the Federal environmental activists of the Union “Green League”.

According to the court, the ban will operate as long as no decision is made on the complaint of the “Green League” the decision of the administrative court of Frankfurt an der Oder from February 14. The latter gave permission to clear the site for construction.

The Tesla factory is 40 km from Berlin was to make the summer of 2021. According to the company, there should be produced about 150 thousand cars Tesla Model 3 and Model Y in the year. In the future, the production capacity should increase to 500 thousand cars in a year.

Before the construction of the Gigafactory, Tesla has decided to cut down about 300 hectares of forest, which caused dissatisfaction among the local population.

First overseas factory Tesla launched in Shanghai, which started production of the Model 3 electric car. In July 2018, it became known that Tesla is negotiating with the authorities of Germany and the Netherlands on the construction of its first plant in Europe.