German Anarchist Group Claims Responsibility for Arson Attacks on Teslas and Charging Stations

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German Anarchist Group Claims Responsibility for Arson Attacks on Teslas and Charging Stations

Tesla’s Berlin factory has experienced a significant setback following a suspected arson attack that targeted an electricity connection near the facility. Although the fire did not spread to the plant itself, production has been halted. However, early indications suggest that this may not be a major issue for Tesla, as the company has a range of options to get the plant back online quickly.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Obtaining replacement parts through normal channels may take up to 12 weeks, but Tesla has other options to expedite the process.
  2. Some suppliers may have components in storage, which Tesla could negotiate to reallocate for its use.
  3. Some customers may be willing to hand over their components to Tesla, likely for a fee.
  4. Mobile or temporary high power solutions, commonly used in large construction sites, could be used as an interim solution to get the plant back online quickly.

German Anarchist Group Claims Responsibility for Arson Attacks on Teslas and Charging Stations

Although repairs are expected to take longer, Tesla’s history of innovation and resourcefulness suggests that the company will find a way to address this issue quickly. Stay tuned for more updates as the situation develops.

An anarchist group calling itself the “Switch Off! Federation” has claimed responsibility for a series of arson attacks on Tesla vehicles and charging stations in Berlin. The attacks took place on February 7th and 8th, 2024, and targeted two Tesla cars and two Tesla charging stations.

According to a statement posted on the group’s website, the attacks were carried out in protest of Tesla’s Starlink satellite network, which the group claims is being used by militaries around the world, including the Israeli military in Gaza and the Ukrainian military in its conflict with Russia.

The statement reads, in part: “We think that Tesla is an ideal target for our attacks. Because: Several armies use Tesla’s Starlink satellite system in their wars. Also Israel in Gaza. Also Ukraine. Tesla’s Starlink infrastructure is an important military actor and attacks on Tesla can set a sign everywhere.”

The attacks have caused minor damage to the vehicles and charging stations, but no injuries were reported. The Berlin police are investigating the incidents and are currently searching for the individuals responsible.

Tesla has not yet commented on the attacks.

The Starlink satellite network is a constellation of internet-providing satellites launched by Tesla. The network has been praised for providing internet access to remote and underserved areas, but it has also been criticized for its potential militaristic applications.

It is important to note that the claims made by the Switch Off! Federation have not been independently verified.

Left-wing Extremists Claim Responsibility for Attack on German Gigafactory

Following a targeted attack on the Gigafactory in Germany, which resulted in a disruption of power supply, left-wing extremist group, the Vulkan Group, has claimed responsibility. German politician Dietmar Woidke condemned the incident, labeling it as a form of terrorism and highlighting its severe impact on critical infrastructure and businesses across the country. The attack, aimed at “shutting down Tesla,” caused repercussions for thousands of individuals and numerous enterprises. Fortunately, the power supply to the Gigafactory has since been restored, alleviating immediate concerns regarding production and operations. Authorities are actively investigating the incident and pursuing necessary measures to prevent future threats to infrastructure security.