Elon Musk laughed at the idea that Tesla's German Gigafactory would use too much waterSix months later, water is one of the primary reasons the ...Elon Musk laughed at the idea that Tesla's German Gigafactory would use too much water
Six months later, water is one of the primary reasons the plant still isn’t producing vehicles.
While Musk in August flippantly pointed to water “everywhere” around Berlin, the region is suffering from falling groundwater levels and prolonged droughts due to climate change. That’s sparked a legal challenge that will go to court next week and an acknowledgment from local authorities that supplies won't suffice once Tesla ramps up the plant. The issue has the potential to further delay or even stop the 5 billion-euro ($5.7 billion) project in what could turn into a costly setback to the carmaker’s expansion.