Tesla has defeated “tree pirates” and resumed plowing down a forest in Germany

Michelle Cheng
Tesla has defeated “tree pirates” and resumed plowing down a forest in Germany

Despite environmental protests, Tesla, with its eco-friendly credentials and solar-loving CEO Elon Musk, was given clearance this week to plow down a forest near Berlin for its next Gigafactory. In November, the electric-car maker announced plans to build a Gigafactory in Gruenheide in the eastern state of Brandenburg that surrounds Berlin.