Elon Musk Tesla’s German Factory Halts Production Due to Suspected Arson

Tesla’s German factory faced a production halt after suspected arsonists damaged electrical cables powering the plant in an alleged act of sabotage by a far-left group, as reported by Al Jazeera.

An electrical pylon near the Tesla plant, southeast of Berlin, was set on fire, leading to the immediate response of emergency personnel on Tuesday.


Though the fire was extinguished, the electric car factory in Brandenburg and nearby areas experienced a power outage due to the damaged cables.

Police are now investigating the incident as suspected arson.

A far-left activist group called Vulkangruppe (Volcano Group) claimed responsibility for the act, expressing concerns about the plant’s impact on the local water supply and environment.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded on X, calling the attackers either “the dumbest eco-terrorists on Earth” or “puppets” of those with questionable environmental goals.

Musk added, “Stopping production of electric vehicles, rather than fossil fuel vehicles, ist extrem dumm,” translating to “is extremely stupid” in German.

Brandenburg’s interior minister, Michael Stuebgen, stated that arson would be a “perfidious attack on our electricity infrastructure” if proven, emphasizing the severe consequences such acts would face.

Electricity was restored in nearby areas after a few hours, but Tesla remained without power, and officials estimated that it would take several days to restore it at the facility.

This incident occurred amidst ongoing anti-Tesla expansion demonstrations in a nearby woodland by environmental groups, with activists constructing treehouses and setting up tents.

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