Elon Musk humiliated as locals veto Tesla factory expansion in landslide vote

February 22, 2024

Elon Musk and Tesla have hit a road bump regarding a long-planned Gigafactory Berlin’s expansion as residents in the plant’s location fiercely opposed the move in a survey. The community’s vote centered on Tesla’s goal to expand its plant by 420 acres. Tesla submitted plans for their factory’s extension last summer. Since Tesla’s submission, locals and environmentalists have expressed concerns about water supply and deforesting requirements, including the electric vehicle (EV) company needing to clear over 247 acres of forest from the small municipality, Electrek reports. READ MORE: Tesla competitor threatens Elon Musk’s US car sales crown with neighboring factory plans