Tesla Giga Berlin has received approval for expansion from the city council. Now the company can make a plan for the development of a plot of more than 100 hectares, on which it plans to build a railway station, training bases and logistics.
Tesla has moved ahead with a plan to expand its Grünheide facility near Berlin. The municipal council on Thursday evening agreed to the preparation of a new development plan, with twelve votes in favor, six against, and one abstention. This means that Tesla can make a development plan for the additional 100 hectares of land. In June, the main committee of the municipal council recommended that the procedure for a new development plan be initiated.
On the additional territory, Tesla wants to build logistics zones, a customer service center, a company kindergarten, and classrooms for training. In addition, the company plans to have its own cargo base here. “In addition, a number of transshipment warehouses and parking lots for rail and freight traffic are also planned to be built there,” Alexander Riederer told the main committee in June. Tesla aims to shift as much traffic as possible from road to rail, which will help significantly to reduce pollution and make Giga Berlin's operations more sustainable. All planned buildings do not need an additional water supply, with the exception of toilets. Tesla has already bought about 300 hectares, and the new site will add about 100 more.
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