Gigafactory is to be expected in Germany courtesy of Tesla’s Elon Musk, the new factory will not only advance the technology that Elon Musk uses with his many companies, but the factory is also said to contribute towards local livelihood by offering jobs to quite a chunk of Germans living in the area.
Gigafactory is not being received all too well by every single citizen. A particular Beatrix Hundertmark expressed her sentiments saying that if she could have a chance to have a conversation with Elon Musk, she would definitely tell him that he is, in fact, making a huge mistake.
According to her, it is definitely a wrong place for the huge investment standing firm with her oppositions against Tesla Street to be located in Grunheide, Germany.
Tesla’s local Gigafactory
Elon Musk’s very own car company is building a huge gigafactory in Europe and it just next to a particular Berlin motorway ring. This makes it very accessible for trucks to drive in and out of the different construction sites, the cranes are springing up all the way to the sky and now caresses the future of the production halls which are all within visible distance.
Hundertmark strongly protests against the whole investment and along with a few like-minded local residents, they have been trying to voice themselves out in the pouring rain trying to shout at Elon Musk himself.
Why are the locals concerned?
It only took just the eccentric businessman to eventually tweet that he has decided to visit the new Grunheide site during his current stay in Germany this week. A few days after this, dozens of local residents along with journalists and Tesla fans have started to crown the entrance of this site all hoping to catch a glimpse of the eccentric billionaire.
The gigafactory has caught the attention of Hundertmark as she carried a really big banner that urged them to stop what they are doing stating that it is pushing the “depletion of nature and groundwater”.
The gigafactory certainly caught such attention as she angrily states that for two years, they have all been told to save water but with the new gigafactory in show, there is suddenly enough water for the factory.
The protester said that she lives just about 2 kilometers or 1.24 miles away and is really worried that the whole investment will potentially worsen the local water shortage they are all experiencing around the region.
Tesla’s hopes with the gigafactory
Tesla plans to build a total of 500,000 electric cars every year and plans to employ all the way up to 12,000 people in Grunheide which could potentially boost jobs in the region that was previously part of communist East Germany.
Hundertmark currently remains skeptical and says that although the unemployment rate is really low, she still says that those who are currently unemployed still won’t be able to find any jobs at Tesla anyway.