According to Reuters, German police are investigating whether the fire that broke out on the construction site of the huge Tesla factory (a company owned by billionaire and innovator Elon Musk) was politically motivated.
This morning, the fire broke out in the town of Grünheide in Brandenburg near Berlin. The fire damaged multiple power lines that will be placed near the construction site of Tesla’s huge factory, the so-called Gigafactory, the first of its kind in Europe.
A spokesperson for the prosecution said that the possibility of arson was not ruled out, adding that investigators were examining a letter that appeared on the Internet on Wednesday in which radical left-wing militants claimed responsibility for the fire.
The letter was published on the Internet platform of the radical left and pointed out that the electricity supply at the construction site was cut off and six high-voltage cables caught fire.
The letter read: “Tesla is neither green nor ecological.”
Tesla previously announced that it would be able to produce 500,000 Model Y vehicles a year at the plant, and the company has postponed the opening of a performance factory until the end of 2021. The factory was originally scheduled to open on June 1, but later they decided to also produce batteries in the factory.
Tesla founder Elon Musk had previously complained to the German bureaucracy. He said that due to complaints from environmentalists who were concerned about the environmental impact of the environmental factory on the environment, the company had delayed obtaining access to the construction of the factory. Programs that require a license.