Autos & Transportation

Tesla's Elon Musk bemoans German red tape, again

1 minute read
1/2

The logo of car manufacturer Tesla is seen at a dealership in London, Britain, May 14, 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com

FRANKFURT, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk took to Twitter to bemoan a consultation process launched on Tuesday for local citizens to express objections to a huge factory he is building near Berlin.

The process, being repeated over concerns the first time around did not comply with regulations, is a snag in Tesla's plans to start production of electric cars this month. read more .

"Sigh," Musk tweeted on Tuesday in response to an article posted about the consultation.

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com

Musk then added in a second tweet, "What they are doing is just not right."

The car and battery factory is still awaiting approval by local authorities. The consultation runs until Nov. 22. read more

In his two-year battle to get production running at the site, Musk has expressed irritation at German laws and processes, arguing complex planning requirements were at odds with the urgency needed to fight climate change. read more

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com
Reporting by Tom Sims; editing by Jonathan Oatis

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

More from Reuters