The history of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Berlin has been turbulent, and it may always be for a long time. Yet on March 4, Tesla could breathe a sigh of relief. The factory of the American brand could finally see the light of day after having received authorization from the authorities of Brandenburg. Without a final building permit, Tesla could no longer continue to operate, and the opening scheduled for last July had been delayed. But according to this victory with great fanfare by the Elon Musk clan still does not please German environmentalists.
The starting point for this new salvo of protest dates back to April 11, explain our colleagues. 15,000 liters of a paint mixture escaped from the “mega-factory” that day before they were recovered by a company specializing in waste treatment. Intolerable for the Grüne Liga (Green League), environmental movement, which asked for an administrative closure of the factory. She even sent a file to the authorities to have Tesla’s business license suspended.