Mar 16, 2023 - 02:41 pm
Grünheide: Tesla submits application for plant expansion
Tesla has submitted the first application for the expansion of its plant in Grünheide in Brandenburg, Germany, to the State Office for the Environment. According to Tesla, it primarily concerns changes to the existing plant to further ramp up production.
Feb 16, 2023 - 09:31 am
Tesla starts up battery plant in Grünheide
Production of the first battery components has kicked off at Tesla’s German factory in Grünheide. Jörg Steinbach, Brandenburg’s Minister of Economic Affairs, informed the state parliament after visiting the factory. Tesla itself has not yet commented on the commissioning.
Feb 1, 2023 - 12:16 pm
Tesla to increase investment plans until 2025
Tesla is planning to increase its capital expenditure range by one billion dollars. The money could flow into the expansion of Giga Nevada, or possibly into a new plant in Mexico, for which there is new information about a possible location.
Dec 9, 2022 - 02:22 pm
Tesla: Gigafactory Grünheide expansion is a Go
Tesla has received the green light from the Grünheide municipality for its plan to expand the Gigafactory site near Berlin by 100 hectares. There is also news about the planned water supply and the workforce at the German Tesla factory.
Nov 8, 2022 - 12:29 pm
Tesla wants to expand Giga Berlin before the end of the year
Tesla wants to submit the application for the expansion of its factory in Grünheide this year, combined with an increase in capacity from 500,000 to over one million electric cars per year. This is according to the 2023 budget plan for the Oder-Spree district.
Aug 26, 2022 - 10:34 am
Tesla Model Y with RWD now available in Germany
Tesla has added a new basic version with rear-wheel drive to the configurator for the Model Y in Europe. In Germany, the new model variant costs 53,990 euros. It is unclear whether the new variant will come from Grünheide – Tesla has recently been able to significantly increase production there.
Jun 4, 2022 - 07:16 pm
Tesla to stop hiring and cut jobs by 10%
Elon Musk has imposed a worldwide hiring freeze at Tesla and has plans to lay off ten per cent of the workforce because he has “a very bad feeling” about the economy. He has already confirmed the plans to Reuters.
Apr 21, 2022 - 01:56 am
Tesla starts 2022 with record profits
Tesla has presented their business figures for the first quarter of 2022. Tesla achieved a surplus of 3.32 billion euros. While the production stop in Shanghai at the end of the quarter prevented better results, it is only likely to show its full effect in Q2.
Mar 3, 2022 - 11:32 am
Tesla to receive final environmental permit for Giga Berlin
According to a media report, the Potsdam State Office for the Environment (LfU) will give Tesla final approval for Giga Berlin in Grünheide. However, the completion of the environmental permit and the decision do not yet mean that Tesla can start production of the Model Y.
Jan 31, 2022 - 05:03 pm
Tesla will run a dedicated commuter train to Giga Berlin
Tesla has bought an existing train track from the German regional railway company DRE to better connect to its plant in Grünheide. Tesla plans to run a shuttle train to Giga Berlin at shift change times until the new station is commissioned.
Nov 26, 2021 - 01:56 pm
Tesla declines German grant for battery plant
Tesla is foregoing a possible government subsidy of billions of euros for the planned battery cell production in Grünheide. In September, it was still said that the Californian company could expect a subsidy of 1.135 billion euros.
Nov 24, 2021 - 01:54 pm
Environmental objection period for Giga Berlin closed
The online discussion on objections to the Tesla plant in Grünheide, which was scheduled for a second time, is now closed. Brandenburg’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Jörg Steinbach, remains optimistic that the first electric cars will roll off the assembly line there this year.
Oct 28, 2021 - 04:57 pm
Brandenburg gigafactory granted two more preliminary approvals
In two further approvals of the early start, the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment has granted permission for the construction of further parts of the Tesla vehicle factory. In addition, the operational capability of other parts of the plant that have already been built may be checked.
Jun 16, 2021 - 10:59 am
It’s hard to practice what you preach
While Elon Musk criticised Bitcoin for not ensuring renewable energy production for its operations, Tesla itself is now reportedly using hundreds of diesel generators to set up production at the future Giga Berlin plant in Grünheide, Germany.
Jun 1, 2021 - 11:25 am
Tesla to hand in third application for Giga Berlin
Although the Tesla vehicle plant in Grünheide is being expanded to include a battery cell factory, the company says the water consumption of the combined Gigafactory will not increase. According to a media report, this information was gleaned from the third application in the main approval process that Tesla is likely to submit to the […]
May 31, 2021 - 10:30 am
More (legal) vandalism for Gigafactory 4
Following a case of environmentally motivated vandalism at the Gigafactory construction site in Germany, Elon Musk took to twitter to drum up sympathy from the locals. And what better way to impress the young people than through art!?
May 27, 2021 - 03:01 pm
Giga Berlin attacked by activist group
After a fire at the Tesla plant in Grünheide on Wednesday night, when power cables were set on fire, a letter of confession was sent to media from the “Vulkangruppe”, or ‘volcano group’ as they call themselves. The group claims their actions are because Tesla is “neither green, ecological, nor social”.
May 20, 2021 - 12:20 pm
Brandenburg grants Tesla yet another partial approval
The Brandenburg State Office for the Environment has granted Tesla permission to start installing final assembly equipment at the Giga Berlin factory in Grünheide ahead of schedule. It is not the first advance approval allowing work inside the factory.
May 3, 2021 - 12:44 pm
Musk gives Giga Berlin six months more for readiness
The start of production at Giga Berlin, Tesla’s plant in Grünheide near Berlin, has reportedly been delayed by six months. According to a report in German media, Tesla boss Elon Musk has officially given the team half a years more time, meaning that full production is unlikely to start before January 2022.
Apr 28, 2021 - 11:09 am
Tesla wants to amend Giga Berlin approval permits
Tesla has informed the approval authority that the permit application for the plant in Grünheide is to be amended to include battery cell production. This is likely to delay the start of vehicle production at the Gigafactory by months.
Apr 21, 2021 - 11:25 am
Giga Berlin decision faces further delays
The final approval for Tesla’s Gigafactory in Grünheide is apparently being delayed further. According to a media report, Brandenburg’s Environment Minister Axel Vogt is said to have cited a lack of “fundamental information”.
Apr 8, 2021 - 01:10 pm
Tesla unhappy with German permit approval process
Because the official permit for the factory in Grünheide is still pending, Tesla criticises the obstacles in German permit law in a ten-page incendiary letter. In the paper, the company calls on the Federal Republic to give energy transition projects priority for approval.