Tesla is pushing ahead with its Gigafactory outside Berlin. But environmentalists argue economic interests are being put before some locals' concerns.
Elon Musk's firm plans to have three shifts a day, each with 3,000 to 3,500 workers, industry insiders have said. The staff count is lower than promised when the firm applied for a permit to build in a protected area.
Global automakers are on a road to recovery after the virus pandemic battered sales and idled factories. But that's where the good news ends for companies that were struggling to switch gears even before the pandemic.
CEO Elon Musk has threatened to move the company’s future car production out of California if its Fremont factory is not allowed to reopen. Coronavirus curbs currently forbid the electric car plant from operating.
A German court has halted the clearing of thousands of trees to make room for Elon Musk's electric car factory south-east of Berlin. Green groups forced the stop, just days after the felling began.
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