- May 19, 2017
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is getting antsy about the automaker’s currently-under-construction factory in Berlin.
Tesla had hoped to start production at the factory in July, but that timeline has been pushed to the end of the year. Tesla has had several starts and stops during the construction of Giga Berlin, some of which can be contributed to the need to navigate regulations in Germany.
Musk visited the construction site this week and shared some grumbles about its progress.
“There should be some kind of active process for removal of rules,” Musk said, according to Reuters. “Otherwise, over time, the rules will just accumulate and you get more and more rules until eventually, you can’t do anything.”
Musk took to Twitter to encourage suppliers to increase their efforts. “Giga Berlin suppliers please accelerate!” he said.