Germany's economics minister, Peter Altmaier, hope that a Tesla factory in a nature reserve outside Berlin will be built as soon as possible. A court, however, has placed a temporary ban on deforestation after protests from environmental organizations.
- the Construction of a Tesla factory in the state of Brandenburg has great importance in connection with the fight against climate change, says Altmaier of the american manufacturer of electric cars.
He believes that, at the same time, will be one of the most significant investments in the development of the industry in the 'new länder' in a long time.
the Minister, who made statements to newspapers in the German media group Funke, refers to the 'new länder' of the former communist east Germany.
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It is planned that the Tesla factory is to be in Grünheide in Brandenburg state, which surrounds Berlin. Environmental groups have objected to the plans to fell a forest to make room for the factory, which has triggered a lawsuit.
A court laid in the weekend, the prohibition of the grubbing up of a wooded area of about 90 hectares, where the factory should be located. However, the court's decision is expected to appealed.
I hope that there will soon be clarity on the law in connection with the Tesla-the reason, so the investment in electric cars in Brandenburg can be a success, said the German environment minister, Svenja Schulze, in a tweet Monday.
Altmaier argued that the u.s. manufacturer of electric vehicles with a so-called gigafabrik near Berlin, we can show that respect to the economy also can be consideration for the ecology.
at the same time, the project have been complicated by the, that is discovered unexploded bombs from the Second world War on the site.
It is planned that the factory will produce about half a million cars per year.
The German auto industry was in low gear in 2019 and produced nine percent fewer cars than the year before. The production was at the lowest level since 1997.
the VDA, the German automotive industry association, explaining the decline with falling international demand.
It also refers to technological developments and to restrictions on vehicle emissions, which make it difficult to bilfabrikkernes situation.
the Automotive industry is a mainstay of the German economy.
In the domestic market, however, there is an increased demand, despite a decline in economic growth. 3.6 million new vehicles were registered - an increase of five percent.
But exports of cars from Germany to the rest of the world decreased significantly by 13 percent to 3.5 million.