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  • hibernating snakes are putting the brakes on Elon Musk's plans for a gigafactory near Berlin.

  • A German court has told the US billionaires electric vehicle company Tesler to suspend clearing a forest at the site of the proposed factory.

  • It comes after environmentalists said that cutting down Mawr trees could endanger snoozing smooth snakes, which may be spending the winter there.

  • Tesler declined to comment.

  • The carmaker announced plans late last year to build its first European factory and design center in Gruene Haider outside Berlin.

  • It plans to have it up and running by July 2021 to start building its electric crossover.

  • The model Why SUV Musk, who transformed Tesler from a start up to the world's most valuable automaker in the space of 16 years, is used to moving fast.

  • The company's Shanghai Gigafactory went from Greenfield site to building cars in just 11 months.

  • The decision to locate the company's first European factory near Berlin gives the U.

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  • Electric car pioneer the Made in Germany stamp, but it also means navigating local planning rules.

  • Tesla's decision to start construction hinges on a conditional approval by local authorities, who are obliged to consult environmental groups and the community.

  • Environmental activists are concerned that the smooth snakes may be hibernating in the ground at the site.

  • Local authorities are also reviewing claims that a population of sand lizards could also be put at risk by Tesla's expansion.

hibernating snakes are putting the brakes on Elon Musk's plans for a gigafactory near Berlin.

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Sleeping snakes stall Tesla's German Gigafactory

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/08
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