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.
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.