Gigafactory Berlin will bring many benefits and bonuses to the region, but local authorities will need to properly integrate it into the existing transport network. Tesla's factory needs to be environmentally and efficiently united into the existing infrastructure around Grünheide, so the focus has been on making the necessary changes to Tesla's development plan. Today, community representatives adopted a decree for the development plan of the industrial area Freienbrink Nord “B-Plan Freienbrink,” which is necessary for the approval of the Tesla project.
"The operation of the plant includes the commuting of workers, trucks and trains. Provided the final extension becomes a reality this will mean up to 40,000 workers in 3 shifts, coming and going by car, by train and by bike, 23 trains/day and 1600 trucks/day. This requires adequate infrastructure," said Minister for Economic Affairs, Labor and Energy Jörg Steinbach to Tesmanian in September.
Also in September, a meeting was held to discuss ways to integrate the new Tesla plant into the existing transport network, where experts and members of the public presented the interim status of their analyzes.
These changes were recommended by the State Development Company, which were based on their own analysis, and considered the objections and ideas of citizens after the first interpretation of the application for the amended development plan. From October 2, the documents for the revised plan were available in Grünheide for four weeks.
The main committee discussed the objections on November 26, and today, on December 15, the city council passed the resolution necessary to approve the project. Community representatives have adopted a revised development plan for the industrial area of Freienbrink Nord. City Council Chairman Pamela Eichmann said there were 16 votes in favor and two against.
Schritt für Schritt.....👌 https://t.co/5WbcKmlb2X— Jörg Steinbach (@joergstb) December 15, 2020
Now, if there are no further delays or unforeseen difficulties, then Tesla may receive a final building permit by the end of 2020. Tesla is currently building with several preliminary permits for specific stages of construction.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.