Tesla’s Factory in Berlin Runs Into Activists, Red Tape and Lizards
Elon Musk wanted to tap German engineering expertise, but may have gotten more local culture than he had bargained for.
GRÜNHEIDE, Germany — The vast pale gray factory with its own exit on the autobahn, surrounded by a pine forest east of Berlin, was supposed to be producing shiny new Teslas by now. Instead it has become a manifestation of what happens when Silicon Valley ambition collides with German procedure.
The $7 billion factory, which will supply the fast-growing European m...