Tesla: Approval of Giga Berlin not before mid-May?

Tesla: Approval of Giga Berlin not before mid-May?

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". In addition, there is probably a threat of the plans being re-interpreted, which would result in further delays.

As "Teslamag" reports with reference to a committee meeting in the Brandenburg state parliament a few days ago, Environment Minister Axel Vogel explained there with regard to the final permit that there is still a lack of basic information for it, so that it is not yet to be expected in mid-May. It is also not ruled out that because of changes on the part of Tesla to the previously communicated plans, a renewed public participation will be necessary.

As was the case last year, the new plans would have to be made available to the public for four weeks, after which citizens and associations would have four weeks to submit objections and these would then be evaluated. This would mean that final approval would not be granted in mid-May, but even later. This would mean that Tesla would not be able to meet the official target date for a production start this July.

As Vogt stated with reference to the responsible department head, a decision on a possible interpretation can only be made when further statements and expert opinions are available. As "Teslamag" writes, the question arises "whether the entire Tesla project or only modified partial aspects must be re-evaluated by the public".