Elon Musk: Tesla considering building new plant site in Canada and Mexico

elon musk - Elon Musk: Tesla considering building new plant site in Canada and Mexico

Tesla is considering building new plants to produce in and . Last week, Tesla CEO held a meeting with all his employees to discuss the plan.

During the meeting a Tesla employee asked Musk where the next Tesla factory would be built. Musk then replied that Tesla’s new factory would likely not be built in the United States.

“We’re currently looking for sites, but we’re considering several site options more broadly in North America, so include Canada and Mexico.” Musk said as quoted by Electrek.co, Tuesday (14/6/2022).

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Musk added that the priority of building Tesla’s new North American plant was to increase production volume at the .

Tesla appears to need to ramp up production of new cells and a new electric SUV with an updated structural battery pack architecture.

Considering the made by Gigafactory Texas is equipped with a type cell and a new battery structure.

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Musk also said Tesla is likely to announce a new factory location sometime later this year.

“Canada has all the natural resources needed to manufacture and a competent workforce. It could be a great location for the next Tesla Gigafactory,” Musk said.