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Tesla's Giga Berlin car factory is being built with a preliminary permit, which has saved the manufacturer time without waiting for a final environmental permit. Tesla has now applied for a preliminary permit to build a battery factory.
The procedure for obtaining a construction permit in Germany can take a very long time, which can sometimes reach several years. Nevertheless, the company can take the risk and at its own peril and risk to start construction with the appropriate preliminary permit. This is the way Tesla went. Its car factory near Berlin was almost fully built with a preliminary permit while it still does not have a final building permit.
Now the manufacturer is using the same tactic in the construction of its battery plant at Giga Berlin. At the request of the German publication Tagesspiegel, the Brandenburg Ministry of the Environment has confirmed that Tesla has applied for an appropriate preliminary permit for the battery factory. The application relates to structural changes and also includes structural measures for the construction of a battery factory.
There are currently four early approval applications from Tesla, according to the ministry. In addition to rainwater infiltration systems, these relate to the installation of systems and technical equipment of the building, changes in the structural envelope, and further testing of the operational reliability of parts of the system, according to a ministry official. At the moment, the consideration of these applications has not yet been completed.
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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.