Tesla’s Factory in Berlin Encounters with Activists, Bureaucracy and Lizards

GRÜNHEIDE, Germany – Surrounded by a pine forest east of Berlin, the vast pale gray factory with its own exit on the highway was supposed to be producing shiny new Teslas by now. Instead, it became a manifestation of what happened when Silicon Valley ambition clashed with German procedure. The $7 billion factory, which will …

Tesla’s Factory in Berlin Encounters with Activists, Bureaucracy and Lizards

GRÜNHEIDE, Germany – Surrounded by a pine forest east of Berlin, the vast pale gray factory with its own exit on the highway was supposed to be producing shiny new Teslas by now. Instead, it became a manifestation of what happened when Silicon Valley ambition clashed with German procedure. The $7 billion factory, which will …