Tesla’s Elon Musk wants the people behind Giga Berlin attack to be caught: report

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When Tesla CEO Elon Musk visited Giga Berlin following the alleged arson attack against the electric vehicle factory’s power supply, he left a clear message to the Brandenburg state government. As per comments from Economics Minister Jörg Steinbach (SPD), Musk expects the perpetrators behind the alleged arson attack against Giga Berlin to be caught. 

Musk met with several officials during his Giga Berlin visit. Apart from Steinbach, Minister President Dietmar Woidke and Berlin’s Governing Mayor Kai Wegner (CDU) were also at the meeting with the CEO. Steinbach shared Musk’s sentiments in a comment to Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb24)

“Elon Musk has made it clear what he expects from us. In his words, ‘You absolutely need to find a way to apprehend this attacker. People shouldn’t be left with the wrong message if they escape capture,'” Steinbach noted. 

Interestingly enough, the “Vulkan Group,” a far left-wing extremist entity, has taken responsibility for the attack against Giga Berlin. The group’s attack on an electric pylon did not just affect the Tesla Model Y factory. It also affected numerous districts and businesses in the area. The Federal Prosecutor has started an investigation into the matter, which the Minister noted was appreciated by Musk. 

“We were able to tell him that we were very happy that the Federal Prosecutor’s Office had taken over the case. After all, they have the manpower for something like this. He definitely found that to be confidence-building,” Steinbach noted.

The Minister also noted that during the meeting, they were able to convince Musk to make notable changes to Tesla’s public relations work. This is something that Giga Berlin could definitely benefit from, as the facility has been quite unpopular among some residents in the area. This was highlighted recently when residents of Grüheide voted against the idea of Giga Berlin expanding further

“We managed to convince him that Tesla needs to make some major changes to its public relations strategy. They need to be much more open and become a bigger part of the community,” Steinbach noted. Despite the serious nature of the officials’ talk with the CEO, however, the Minister noted that the meeting had an overall positive vibe since Elon Musk’s son, X, was present. The official noted that some guests “took care of him a little” during Musk’s visit. 

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Tesla’s Elon Musk wants the people behind Giga Berlin attack to be caught: report
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