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Headline should be corrected: the site is near Berlin, but not in Berlin.

Reported site is Grünheide, some 40 km drive from Brandenburger Tor, and a bit shorter distance from the under-construction BER airport.

https://www.berlin.de/en/news/5972608-5559700-elon-musk-tesl...

What makes me curious is that this village is actually within a nature protection area, Naturschutzgebiet Löcknitztal. I could imagine that building such a symbol of international market economy there might attract anti-capitalist demonstrators and involve protesting and riots. But perhaps I'm wrong.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gr%C3%BCnheide,+Saksa/@52....

I also find it somewhat interesting that in the political composition of this village of 8000 residents, the Social Democrats and Linke (Left) have 3 seats, and two seats are held by CDU, AfD, and.... Freiwillige Feuerwehr.

Yes, the voluntary fire brigade is apparently popular enough to feature in local politics. I think this is a somewhat sympathetic phenomenon in German local politics.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gr%C3%BCnheide_(Mark)




Looking at that map I'd assume they're planning on building the factory in the cleared area at the top, just off the Lichtenower Weg, with good close access to Highway 1.


Yes, that makes sense.

It's a bit of a shame that there's no Google Street View in much of Germany.


It seems my guess was wrong. This map [1] shows where the factory will be cited (apparently based on some German media reports).

[1] https://i.redd.it/eze28dydmiy31.png




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