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    Why not choose the UK with all that skilled labour on offer stuck on 3-day working weeks and raging labour unions ready to strike when canteen food prices increase?

    What bribes have the Germans given him? A yes, traction free access to the largest trade block in the world, the EU, but I don't know if one can call this a bribe really.



    Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, has said Berlin will be the site of its first major European factory as the carmaker's expansion plans power ahead.

    "Berlin rocks," Mr Musk said, adding Tesla would build an engineering and design centre in the German capital.


    Tesla previously said it aimed to start production in Europe in 2021.


    The moves come as the firm, which has also invested heavily in a Chinese factory, faces intensifying competition in the electric vehicle industry.


    Mr Musk made the announcement at an awards ceremony in Germany on Tuesday. The company already has an assembly site in the Netherlands, but the plans for Germany are on a far larger scale.


    "Everyone knows that German engineering is outstanding and that's part of the reason we are locating our Gigafactory Europe in Germany," he said.


    Mr Musk also cited risks surrounding the UK's exit from the EU for his decision, according to AutoExpress.


    "Brexit [uncertainty] made it too risky to put a Gigafactory in the UK," he told the trade magazine.


    Mr Musk said the facility would be located near the new Berlin airport and later gave more details on what the factory would produce on Twitter.

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    Tesla will be bankrupt in less than 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Tesla will be bankrupt in less than 5 years.

    It’s been at least a week since you last posted about Germany being in recession - the ones you’ve been posting regularly for a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    The UK will be bankrupt in less than 5 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    It’s been at least a week since you last posted about Germany being in recession - the ones you’ve been posting regularly for a few years.
    It already is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    Well if Germany is bankrupt, **** knows what the UK is:

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    At Aa2, Britain is on the same level as France but below Germany’s AAA rating by Moody’s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post

    oh dear you become a remainer??

    Germany may have entered recession is a bit similar to the sky may fall in over the UK etc.
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    The thing about a recession in Germany after years of ~2% inflation instead of silly boom and bust double digit figures like I see with food and house prices in the UK is the fall is minute, no one really notices.
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    Nothing to do with Brexit. Guy's a big phoney (as they say in the US).

    German vehicle expertise is vastly superior to the UK, they know how to make a quality car and that's exactly what Tesla lack at the moment - build quality.

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