Police have banned Tesla cars in the German capital Berlin over fears of spying from the vehicles’ high-tech cameras.

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The ban comes just a day after China banned all Teslas from a resort town where the country’s secret leadership group is holding a conference.

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Berlin’s State Criminal Police Office – or Landeskriminalmut (LKA in German) reportedly confirmed his ban.

Any electric car built by tech billionaire Elon Musk will not be allowed in any city police premises belonging to the State Criminal Police Office.

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The ban comes just weeks after a new Tesla Gigafactory opened on the outskirts of Berlin.

An internal police document seen by German media said the ban applied to “all properties of the Police Headquarters and the State Criminal Police Office”.

But a spokesperson for LKA reportedly said: “Other departments must now investigate themselves to see the extent to which they can drive Tesla vehicles on their premises or in objects.”

Tesla cars have already been banned from entering Beidhaiye in northern China because of fears their cameras could be spying on a meeting of its leaders.

Chinese officials say that cars will not be able to enter the district for two months from July 1.

According to the internal document, the reason for the ban in Germany is: “Security threat to the properties of employees, third parties (security and data protection) and Berlin Police (asset protection).”

The internal police letter also draws attention to the all-round cameras that feature prominently in Musk’s vehicles.

The document goes on: “All vehicle models from manufacturer Tesla create permanent, event-independent video recordings of the entire vehicle environment and export these recordings.”

It says the recordings are “permanently stored on Tesla servers located abroad (Netherlands).”

The police letter said it is “incomprehensible” that Tesla users apparently have no knowledge of how the data is processed.

Police believe that any recordings made by Tesla will be out of their hands.

The document states that anyone can request the data “without issue” and only Tesla can decide whether or not to release it.

This move could clearly impress a highly placed police officer.

German media named him as Thomas Goldack, head of Directorate 2 west of Berlin, whose personal vehicle is a Tesla.

They reportedly have to decide whether this personal Tesla vehicle can continue to reach police premises.

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is said to be aiming to expand his Tesla factory in Germany to make the electric car firm the first major hub in Europe.

In March, Musk and German leader Olaf Scholz opened a new $5.5 billion factory outside Berlin.

The plant covers an area of ​​741 acres in the municipality of Grünheide in the northeastern German state of Brandenburg.

According to the Brandenburg state government, Musk wants to expand the site and potentially turn it into the company’s first major hub in Europe.

Frocke Zelt, spokesman for the Ministry of the Environment in Brandenburg, confirmed on 5 May that “Tesla’s plan to acquire additional land east of the Tesla site is known to the state government.”

Local media said the company intends to buy about 2,400 acres to the east of the existing plant for storage facilities and a goods depot.

According to reports, about 14 acres of the planned expansion site belongs to the electricity supplier Addis and the rest belongs to the state of Brandenburg.

In the first expansion phase, 500,000 vehicles are expected to be rolled off the assembly line annually.

However, Tesla said it will only gradually ramp up production and it is still unclear when the numbers will be reached.

The planned battery factory, where Musk wants to make his modern battery cells, is still under construction.

Tesla has yet to confirm reports of a planned expansion.

Such a site would have to be designated as an industrial area, which requires an updated development plan.

The state environment ministry confirmed that it has yet to receive a concrete offer from Tesla.

Musk’s long-delayed, $5.5 billion Gigafactory was approved at the last minute by German officials and received its final environmental permit in March.

During the launch event, Musk said: “Thank you, Brandenburg; Thank you, Grünheide; Thank you, Germany.”

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