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The pylon damaged during the alleged arson of the Tesla Giga Berlin is fully repaired

A utility pole near the Tesla Giga Berlin that was damaged in an alleged arson attack in March has been completely repaired. The cost of repairing the facility, which was allegedly set on fire by environmental activists as part of a protest against Tesla, was over one million euros.

As noted in rbb24 The report shows that the attack on the utility pole effectively cut off power to Giga Berlin. However, it also cut power to the Berlin districts of Rahnsdorf, Wilhelmshagen and Müggelheim, as well as the Brandenburg towns of Erkner, Gosen-Neu-Zittau, Woltersdorf and the Grünheide districts of Fangschleuse and Freienbrink. Other businesses in the area also suffered.

While Giga Berlin was able to get the vehicle back into operation quickly, it appeared to take a little longer to repair the damaged pylon. As noted by the Edis network operator, the damaged elements of the damaged power pole required complete replacement. As part of the repairs to the facility, several hundred individual parts also had to be manually produced and assembled.

As a result of the attack by environmental activists, the power pole will be thoroughly secured. Camera systems installed at the facility after the attack will be preserved, Edis noted. The pylon will also be fenced, and security will monitor the facility 24 hours a day. That’s quite a lot of protection for a power pole, but given the tensions at Giga Berlin, such efforts may actually be needed.

Previous reports showed that Tesla CEO Elon Musk had urged German authorities to ensure that those responsible for the arson were caught. According to Minister of Economy Jörg Steinbach (SPD): “Elon Musk has made it clear what he expects from us. In his words: “You absolutely must find a way to stop this attacker. People should not be left with the wrong message if they escape capture.”

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