Tesla’s German plant to restart next week, says works council head

By Thomson Reuters Mar 8, 2024 | 10:59 AM

GRUENHEIDE, Germany (Reuters) – Tesla’s German plant near Berlin, which has been down since March 5 because far-left extremists carried out an arson attack on a near-by power pylone, will resume operations next week, the head of the plant’s works council said on Friday.

“We will restart the factory next week,” Michaela Schmitz told a gathering of workers at the production site, known as a Gigafactory, adding that employees would receive information about the restart soon.

She did not provide additional information on the potential timing of a restart.

(Reporting by Oliver Barth; Writing by Ludwig Burger; Editing by Christoph Steitz)