Tesla To Construct New Manufacturing unit In Mexico

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Milenio, a Mexican information outlet, is reporting this week that Tesla has concluded an settlement with the state of Nueve Léon to construct a brand new manufacturing unit west of town of Santa Catarina. CleanTechinca readers might recall that Nueve Léon is residence to so many suppliers for the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin that there’s now a devoted lane on the border crossing into america for all of the vehicles head north. Mileno says the settlement is confidential, however its sources say the settlement can be made public after the primary of the 12 months.

“Tesla will come to Santa Catarina. The funding can be finalized within the coming weeks, after the top of the 12 months it is going to be introduced. The dedication is that it have to be accomplished instantly after the beginning of 2023. We all know that it’ll generate employment and it is going to be situated in the one space out there, which is the west of that municipality. It’s not potential to tell extra, as a result of there’s a confidentiality contract,” in keeping with Milenio‘s sources. Elon Musk made a go to to San Pedro Garza García and Monterrey in October.

The sources declare the land the place the plant can be constructed has already been acquired, though a search of public land information didn’t reveal any such accomplished transactions within the space west of Santa Catarina. “I perceive that they already purchased the land. Possibly they don’t need what occurred with KIA to occur to them, however it’s actual that Musk made them confidential for the reason that land round the place it was purchased goes to go up (in worth),” stated one of many sources. “I don’t assume it’s nonetheless (the property) within the title of the corporate.” The information search did reveal gross sales to firms comparable to Tesla Turbo, Tesla Engineering, Tesla Consultores, Tesla Electromechanics, Tesla Plastics, and Tesla Sensible Sport, nonetheless.

Throughout his go to on October 22, Elon Musk met with the governor of Nuevo León and different native dignitaries. On December 8, the governor assured that, even though any contracts had been confidential, “historic” investments had been about to reach and that they’d be among the many largest within the nation’s historical past.

“This six 12 months time period is coming an alignment of planets for Nuevo León. As a consequence of completely different international circumstances, they make me signal confidentiality contracts, so I can’t speak about extra, however I can let you know midway that historic investments are coming for Nuevo León , a few of them, to offer you an concept, they would be the largest investments within the historical past of the nation,” the governor stated.

On November 30, Aeroméxico introduced the reactivation of its journeys touring from Monterrey to Querétaro, León, Guanajuato, and Los Angeles, California, starting on December 15. The cross-border flights will join the Nueve Léon with the West Coast of america and can contribute to strengthening the relations of the entity’s automotive companies on the eve of Tesla’s arrival within the Mexican state.

The Takeaway

With so few particulars out there, there are a lot of unanswered questions on what Tesla is as much as in Mexico. Does it make sense for Tesla to construct one other manufacturing unit when the Gigafactory in Austin is simply up the street, geographically talking? Tesla’s different factories are separated by continents. Is that this a sign that Tesla is contemplating promoting its automobiles in Central and South America? Or is that this manufacturing unit going to make elements for the Austin facility?

All can be revealed within the fullness of time. Once we know extra, you’ll know extra.


 

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