Asleep At The Wheel

So? Is that a crime or something, officer?

Police in Germany chase Tesla for 15 minutes after driver turns on autopilot and ‘goes to sleep’ – Traffic officers in Bavaria say they attempted to pull over the vehicle for a traffic check but it failed to stop, despite police repeatedly sounding their horn.

Industrious Germans?

Yeah, I read about those once. Looks like it’s been quite a while since then, though.

Tesla’s Berlin Hub Can’t Hire Enough People, or Keep Them – The company’s staffing problems have been magnified in Germany, where it is unable to meet targets as more workers head for the exit.

“Some people are off sick longer than they’ve actually worked. There are people who I haven’t seen working for three weeks in six months. Many people are signed off sick because the motivation isn’t there.”

Electric Cars Emitting Too Much CO2 In Germany

And spying on Germans. Or something.

Tesla Hit by German Suit Over Car Surveillance, Carbon Footprint – German Consumer Group VZBV files action in Berlin court. Case argues drives using device may violate data rules

Tesla Inc. was hit by a lawsuit in Germany over potential privacy concerns linked to its car surveillance cameras and claims that buying its vehicles helps cut CO2 emissions.

My Car Is Spying On Me

No, that’s not from a Philip K. Dick novel.

It’s bitter reality. In German minds, anyway.

Tesla cars have been banned by police in the German capital Berlin over spying fears sparked by the vehicles’ high-tech cameras.

The ban comes just a day after China banned all Teslas from a resort town where the country’s secretive leadership group is holding a conference.

After A Slow Start…

Comes an electrifying development.

Tesla achieves production of 1,000 cars in a week at Gigafactory Berlin – Tesla announced that it has achieved production of 1,000 Model Y vehicles in a week at Gigafactory Berlin. This is an important milestone – though the automaker originally planned to achieve it in April.

Tesla is currently in the middle of ramping up production at two major new factories, Gigafactory Berlin and Gigafactory Texas, and all of that amid a major global supply chain crisis.

Electric Car Man Bad

He’s bringing more jobs to us here in Germany.

When will the horror ever end?

Tesla Submits Application to Expand German Plant – Tesla has submitted an application to build on a further 100 hectares east of its plant in Germany, expanding the site’s area by a third, local newspaper rbb reported on Thursday, citing the local mayor.

The electric carmaker, which already has 300 hectares of land for its auto factory and battery plant under construction, planned to build a freight station, logistics areas and parking spaces on the additional space, Gruenheide mayor Arne Christiani told RBB.

German Of The Day: Ziel

That means goal.

Like Tesla’s goal of producing 1,000 Model Ys per week at its brand new German Gigafactory near Berlin.

Production is currently at around 350 Model Ys per week. By the end of the month, it is to be increased to 1,000 per week. For the whole of 2022, a total of around 30,000 Model Ys are planned. Real volume production will not take place there until 2023.

Elvis Has Left The Building

I mean Elon. And what I actually meant was that he entered the Gigafactory.

Tesla’s Musk appears to have landed in Berlin – Tesla Chief executive Officer Elon Musk appears to have landed in Berlin, The Twitter user @ElonJet, who tracks the movements of Musk’s private jet, posted on Monday.

It’s the eve of Tesla Gigafactory Berlin’s first Model Y delivery event, and preparations are well underway in the company’s expansive Grunheide site. As images of recent activities at the Giga Berlin complex are shared online.

The Long And Winding Road

Of German bureaucracy. Has it finally come to an end for Tesla?

I still wouldn’t bet on it.

Tesla to win approval for $5.5 billion Berlin gigafactory on Friday – The German state of Brandenburg has called a news conference for Friday at which it is widely expected to approve Tesla’s (TSLA.O) 5 billion euro ($5.5 billion) gigafactory near Berlin if certain conditions are met.

“The approval procedure for the e-car and battery factory of the U.S. company Tesla in Gruenheide in Brandenburg is nearing completion,” the state government said in a statement.

Tesla Model Ys Spotted In German Forest

Covered in red tape.

Several Tesla Model Y vehicles have been spotted at Gigafactory Berlin. Production has been expected to start any day, but official environmental approval is still uncertain.

Over the last year, Tesla has run into a lot of red tape while trying to get approval to start production at Gigafactory Berlin, a giant new factory located near Berlin in Brandenburg. Most recently, environmental groups had managed to obtain an extension of the public commentary period for the project, which delayed approval for another month. The new period concluded last month, and Tesla has been rumored to be on the verge of approval, but it has yet to happen.