Electric vehicles are hardly a new concept. But Germany, for one, still lags behind in getting more on the road. How are other European countries doing? Our reporters found out, on an all-electric roadtrip from the Mediterranean to the North Sea.
A high court in Berlin has allowed Tesla to continue clearing a 92 hectare forest for its massive Gigafactory. The court rejected pleas from environment activists and said that its decision was final.
Environmentalist groups lost an appeal to prevent the US electric car manufacturer from felling trees in a forest in Brandenburg. Tesla began breaking ground on Thursday.
The eastern German state of Brandenburg is aiming to become a pivotal player in pushing e-mobility. Not only will it be home to Tesla's first European Gigafactory, BASF looks set to build a large cathode factory there.
As the e-mobility drive gets stronger, it's already clear that there will soon be huge piles of discarded electric batteries. Some of the materials used to make them are clearly too precious to be thrown away, though.
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