A MYSTERIOUS extremist group has declared war on Elon Musk by launching an arson attack near the Tesla factory in Berlin.

The anarchists, dubbed The Vulkan Group, vowed that “no Tesla is safe” after they claimed responsibility for the strike against the EV plant located in the state of Brandenburg.

The gigafactory, Europe’s only Tesla manufacturing plant, has been forced to halt production for the rest of the week due to a power outage after an electricity pylon was set ablaze near the site.

German cops said the fire extinguished by the fire brigade adding that the incident was being investigated as a suspected arson attack.

According to Bild, the cost of the damage amounts to hundreds of millions of pounds.

In a 2,700-word statement published online, the far-left group known as Vulkangruppe said: “We sabotaged Tesla today.”


They described the hit as a gift marking International Women’s Day on March 8.

The statement published by local media stated: “Tesla in Grünau eats up earth, resources, people, labor and spits out 6,000 SUVs, killing machines and monster trucks per week. 

“Our gift for March 8th is to shut down Tesla.”

The group went on accusing the firm of contaminating the drinking water and blaming the Tesla chief, 52, for “militarising the road” with cars as a “weapon” as it called for the destruction of the gigafactory.

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“Together we will bring Tesla to its knees. Switch off for Tesla,” the statement concludes.

Police said they were aware of the letter, which was signed “Agua De Pau”, the name of a volcanic mountain in the Azores, and said they were checking its authenticity.

A Tesla spokesperson confirmed production had stopped and the site evacuated.

The suspected arson – which did not spread to the Tesla site -left several houses in the area without power.

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Brandenburg official Dietmar Woidke condemned the alleged attack and said: “This is obviously a serious attack on our critical infrastructure with consequences for thousands of people and many small and large companies in our state.

“Attacks on our critical infrastructure are a form of terrorism.”


While the Tesla boss described the strike as “extremely dumb.”

Musk posted on X: “These are either the dumbest eco-terrorists on Earth or they’re puppets of those who don’t have good environmental goals.

“Stopping production of electric vehicles, rather than fossil fuel vehicles, ist extrem dumm.” (“extremely dumb” in German).

local Brandenburg state Interior Minister Michael Stuebgen said: “If the initial findings are confirmed, this will be a perfidious attack on our electricity infrastructure.

“That will have consequences. Here, thousands of people were cut off from basic services and put in danger.”

The suspected strike follows a series of arson attacks against Tesla vehicles and charging stations. 

German police are investigating the hits as “left-wing politically motivated” crimes.

It is not the first time the Volcano group is suspected of an arson attack against Tesla – a hit at the construction site at Gruenheide damaged several power cables in 2021.

At the time, the far-left group accused Tesla of being neither green, ecological nor social. 

Meanwhile, environmental activists have been staging a protest in a forest near the plant against plans by Tesla to expand.

In the Stop Tesla protest, dozens of activists have put up tents and built treehouses, some of them several yards above the ground, a tactic used in previous German environmental protests.

Tesla is looking to expand the facility after the factory opened in March 2022.

Those plans would entail felling more than 247 acres of forest causing the fury of environmentalists and other local groups.

In a nonbinding vote in mid-February, residents of the municipality rejected Teslas plans, which still need approval by local authorities.