Tesla's Speed at Berlin Gigafactory Worries Some Officials
"But please, #Tesla speed," is becoming a common phrase in German business and government circles these days due to the speed of #GigaBerlin. However, Tesla Giga Berlin's speed also worries some officials.
RBB 24 reports that last Friday in Erkner, the parliamentary group discussed the Tesla Giga Berlin plant and the effects on the region with those responsible from the region.
The Oder-Spree district complains that the responsible ministry has not yet addressed an infrastructure concept that has existed for months. Representatives of the Strausberg-Erkner water association criticize the fact that there is still no concept for a supraregional water supply for Berlin and Brandenburg. This is the only way to cope with large settlements such as Tesla and population growth. The left feels confirmed in its criticism of the state government. You can expect quick and comprehensive concepts for traffic planning, water supply, and the topics of housing, schools, and daycare centers.
Tesla is shaping a new phrase in the region with Giga Berlin and future production of 500,000 electric vehicles, starting the Model Y.
It is the speed at which Tesla plans and builds Giga Berlin that worries many mayors. Gundula Teltewskaja, the department head for rural development in the Oder-Spree district, confirms the unusual pace that the US electric car manufacturer is presenting: "The way Tesla works is not administrative," she says, but also sees it positively: "We have Administration has already established the phrase 'But please at Tesla speed.'"
The large-scale Tesla project raises a number of questions that affect the state and the municipalities between Berlin, Grünheide, Fürstenwalde and Frankfurt (Oder). Above all, the parliamentary group wants to understand how the municipalities perceive Tesla and the actions of the state government.
The region is far too small for the population, schools, kindergartens and, above all, transport infrastructure. This is what Erkner's mayor Hendrik Pilz said, for example. Now Tesla comes along. With thousands of workers, commuters, and of course their families. Nonetheless, he is in favor of the expansion: "It changes our region sustainably and in addition to the negative effects there are also positive ones. Above all, other people are now hearing from us!"
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