Tesla Starts Giga Berlin Expansion of Nearly 250 Acres

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Just a month after Tesla was pre-approved to expand its Grünheide, Germany factory, the automaker has officially started the local process.

Tesla’s expansion of Gigafactory Berlin started on Wednesday, as detailed by German publication RBB 24.

The original plans for the expansion included a 100-hectare space (247 acres) east of the existing factory, though Tesla had to submit an alternative development plan to the city.

Instead, the alternate application, dubbed the “B plan,” will adhere to the requests of the community immediately surrounding the expansion location.

In a statement, Grünheide Mayor Arne Christiani said, “The municipality of Grünheide has submitted an application to initiate a B plan procedure in the immediate vicinity of the current 300 hectares get a big B plan.”

Christiani continued, “During this process, it will become clear whether all the issues that are relevant in such a B-plan process correspond to the wishes of the community representatives.”

The Mayor expects the main committee members of the municipal council to recommend the development plan B, which could be dealt with as soon as June 2.

A report this week said that Tesla’s Giga Berlin-Brandenburg is now producing around 86 Model Y Performance cars each day just a few months after it began production.

Tesla was officially granted an operating permit at Giga Berlin in March, as detailed in an email from Tesla.