Tesla gets German court’s approval to continue cutting forest plant

21 (Xinhua) — Tesla won approval from a German court on Thursday to continue cutting down forests near the capital Berlin to build its first superfactory in Europe. The court said in a statement that it had rejected several environmental groups’ emergency applications to stop Tesla from cutting down trees, adding that the ruling was final.

Tesla gets German court's approval to continue cutting forest plant

In November, Tesla announced the creation of a European super factory in Germany, a decision that was initially hailed as a “vote of confidence” in Germany. But then the plant’s construction was hampered by forces against the superfactory, with hundreds of demonstrators protesting that the Tesla plant would pose a threat to local wildlife and water resources.

Lawmakers from Germany’s pro-business Christian Democrats and the Free Democratic Party have warned that a legal battle over the Tesla plant will seriously damage The country’s business image.

Tesla gets German court's approval to continue cutting forest plant