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Elon Musk May Regret Putting Tesla’s First European Plant in Germany

Red tape and supply-chain issues keep holding back the EV maker’s factory outside Berlin.

Elon Musk during the opening of Tesla’s plant outside Berlin in March.

Elon Musk during the opening of Tesla’s plant outside Berlin in March.

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Tesla recently outlined what will determine where the carmaker puts its next plant. Looking at the list, it’s easy to imagine Elon Musk wishes he had a do-over and didn’t put his first European factory in Germany.