The place Will Tesla’s Subsequent Gigafactory Location Be?


Over the previous few years, Tesla has begun increasing its manufacturing attain as a part of a long-term plan to grow to be the world’s largest automaker. Current stories have stirred up conversations about the place Tesla will construct its subsequent Gigafactory, even saying that the automaker will likely be asserting the brand new web site quickly.

Tesla seems set to unveil its subsequent Gigafactory in Mexico, in line with a number of stories from sources conversant in the matter (by way of The Avenue). The brand new manufacturing facility will reportedly be constructed exterior of Monterrey in Santa Catarina, throughout the Mexican border state of Nuevo León.

Tesla and the state of Nuevo León are nonetheless finalizing sure particulars of the plant’s building, and the automaker has been in common dialogue with the state authorities and the Mexican international relations ministry.

Past its latest factories, Giga Berlin and Giga Texas, the automaker has been concentrating on extra plant areas for over a yr now.

“2022 is the yr we will likely be manufacturing facility areas to see what makes probably the most sense, with probably some announcement by the top of this yr,” stated Musk on the 2021 fourth-quarter earnings name.

Presently, Tesla produces automobiles at its 4 important factories, with U.S. automobile factories positioned in Fremont (California) and Austin (Texas), and abroad factories in Grünheide (Germany) and Shanghai (China).

The information comes after CEO Elon Musk’s latest travels to Nuevo León, after which native information retailers reported that Tesla was contemplating an funding within the state. Tesla additionally just lately gained a particular lane for its suppliers at a Texas–Mexico border checkpoint a number of months in the past, which many anticipated to precede an announcement reminiscent of this.

In January, Musk additionally stated that the automaker would seemingly be capable to announce a brand new Gigafactory location by the top of this yr. He mirrored the sentiment throughout Tesla’s annual shareholder’s assembly in August. On the time, many anticipated Canada to be the following plant location, particularly as Musk talked about that Tesla “bought quite a lot of Canadas” in response to the place the viewers thought a brand new manufacturing facility may very well be constructed.

Nonetheless, the Gigafactory in Mexico comes alongside many international locations vying for Tesla to fabricate its vehicles and batteries inside their nations, together with Indonesia, South Korea, Canada, and various others.

Tesla additionally plans to construct as many as 10–12 Gigafactory areas in the long term, in line with Musk in statements on the shareholder’s assembly. He additionally added that every manufacturing facility will goal a manufacturing output of 1–2 million models yearly. By 2030, Tesla is concentrating on 20 million automobiles per yr, which might make it the biggest automaker by manufacturing quantity.

Initially posted on EVANNEX. Written by Peter McGuthrie.


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