Tesla has started inviting guests to the festival, which will take place on October 9, 2021. While many participants share their experiences on the one hand. On the other hand, there have been concerns from some local residents about environmental impact.
The factory has yet to obtain all permits to start production. The plant will produce 500,000 vehicles in full production. Tesla assured that they will complement the country’s goals for moving to e-mobility. However, there were slight protests. Manu Hoyer led a small protest with locals against the project. It was based on environmental reasons that said the factory will pollute the drinking water. Hoyer said: “I would tell him to stop building electric cars and rather fly to Mars.”
In addition to the factory, Tesla must also obtain permits for its battery plant. Tesla plans to invest 5 billion in the factory to manufacture batteries with a capacity of 50 GWh. It is known that Tesla has aroused enormous interest from various people in attending the festival. So much so that almost 2-3 days before the day of the event, the company had to send a message that the invitations will no longer be issued.
Tesla Giga Berlin Brandenburg Tour
Come with us we’re at the district festival (Giga Fest)
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– Caspar – everything about creating a positive future ✨ (@DerCaspar) October 9, 2021
On Saturday morning, however, there were demonstrators on the scene with signs saying “Stop Tesla” or “Water and forest are not for private use”. In addition, the 69-year-old local activist Gurdrun Lübeck said: It is unbelievable that you can build such a factory without a permit. “
The celebration is ON
Despite all the external chaos, the party continues. Elon Musk tweeted: “Giga Berlin-Brandenburg-Fun-Party today!”. There are many contributions from visitors. From the factory tour to the fun activities inside, everything is seen.
Giga Berlin-Brandenburg fun party today!
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 9, 2021
We can see a lot of families visiting with their kids where a kid says, “Looks it’s a Tesla.” A self-proclaimed Tesla fan Fred Schroeder says: “This day is unique. The Tesla factory in Germany is opened to the public for the first time. This is a very special day. “
On October 15th the final decision of the environment minister will be announced. This consultation is based on public concerns. The Green League campaign group recently said, “Tesla must follow the same procedures as other companies.” According to a report by Gadgets NDTV, the date is not yet set. The resistance may not seem like much from afar, but there are enough demonstrators to comply with regulations or permits that would otherwise be issued. Tesla has always been one of the most sustainable companies in many ways. This must have been an unexpected situation for the best EV player.