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.
The higher administrative court of Berlin-Brandenburg on Thursday allowed Tesla Inc, a US electric-car maker, to continue clearing the Grünheide forest near Berlin for its massive Gigafactory project. The court said that its decision was final.
The court rejected pleas by environmental activists, who had managed to halt work at the site with an injunction on February 18th. At the time, the court had warned that its temporary injunction to Tesla’s project should not be assumed as a success for the activists. Tesla was given three days to clear the forest and work was halted on the second day.
Tesla plans to clear 92 hectares of forest for its Gigafactory, which is set to open in 2021. The factory is set to employ over 10,000 people and produce at least 500,000 electric cars each year.