Tesla's Gigafactory Expansion in Berlin Gets Green Light Despite Anti-Tesla Protests

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Tesla's plan to expand its Gigafactory near Berlin, Germany was approved by the local council, improving Tesla's chances of building more logistics space. Anti-Tesla protest groups oppose the expansion, claiming it threatens local water supplies. Protesters want to draw attention to the minerals needed for electric car batteries and their impacts on communities, as EVs require more minerals than gas cars. Some protesters have been living in treehouses near the factory for months to try to stop the expansion. A court rejected police attempts to remove them.