Tesla seeks significant expansion of electric car hub near Berlin

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Elon Musk’s electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla plans to significantly expand its premises near Berlin, the first European hub for the firm. The government of the eastern German state of Brandenburg, where the huge electric car “gigafactory” is located, confirmed the plan to buy additional land on Thursday. “Tesla’s plans to acquire further land to the east of the Tesla site are known to the state government,” Environment Ministry spokeswoman Frauke Zelt said. The launch of the plant was delayed for eight months after local authority licensing problems. The €5-billion ($5.3-billion) factory is…

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