“Friday was a huge step forward for Brandenburg,” Woidke said. “A new chapter in our industrial and economic development has begun to be written,” he said.
According to Woidke, Brandenburg, as a former part of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), has taken another step towards its economic and climate-neutral transportation future, thanks to the plant.
Tesla Green has been approved by the Brandenburg Regional Office for the Environment, which is part of the Brandenburg Ministry of the Environment.
According to the authorities, the factory meets all standards and requirements for environmental protection. The resolution contains 536 pages and approximately 24,000 pages of documentation.
The long-awaited decision is a relief to Tesla boss Elon Musek, who plans the plant as the main competitor to Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz on their soil.
European competitors are expanding the offer of their electric cars.
The plant, which will eventually produce batteries and gradually up to 500,000 vehicles annually, will provide Tesle with a production base in one of the world’s most competitive auto markets. The plant will provide employment for about 12,000 people.
Musk had originally hoped to be able to get the plant up and running in mid-2021.
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