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Tesla’s Gigafactory Resumes Operations Following Arson Incident

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 12, 2024
Tesla’s Gigafactory Resumes Operations Following Arson Incident

Tesla’s German gigafactory experienced a setback earlier this month when it was shut down due to an arson attack. The factory, which employs 12,500 people and produces 1,000 cars per day, was disconnected from the electricity grid. However, the factory was reconnected to the grid late yesterday, allowing production to slowly resume.

Located outside of Berlin, Tesla’s German Gigafactory is the only plant the company has in Europe. The factory produces Model Y SUVs and battery cells. The arson attack, which activists claimed responsibility for, was a significant blow to the company. The so-called Volcano Group set fire to an electricity pylon near the plant and posted a message on a website claiming they had sabotaged the company.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, referred to the activists as “eco-terrorists” and criticized their actions. He stated that halting production of electric vehicles instead of fossil fuel vehicles was misguided. Despite the setback, Tesla is working to get the factory back up running as soon as possible. The exact timeline for when production will resume as normal is still unknown.

Business Insider reached out to Tesla for comment but did not receive an immediate response. The company is focused on getting the factory in Germany back on track and ensuring that production can resume smoothly after the recent disruption.

By Samantha Johnson

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