Tesla is currently trying to find a potential factory place in Europe, and also their scouting efforts have caused them to analyze regions in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia country.
According to German newspaper Rheinische Post, initial inspections have taken place. However, it’s been reported that the American EV-maker can also be taking a look at the German state of Lower Saxony with respect to some new factory place, said Economy Minister, Bernd Althusmann past week.
Back in June, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was asked on Twitter whether it would be advisable for his company to prepare its initial European gigafactory at Germany, to which he replied that the latter would be “a top decision for Europe. ”
“Perhaps on the German-French boundary makes sense, near the Benelux states,” he added.
North Rhine-Westphalia, which happens to be Germany’s country shares borders with the Netherlands and Belgium, while Lower Saxony simply shares a border with the Netherlands. Meanwhile, Europe is estimated to become the planet ’s “second-largest motorist of electric cars within the next ten years,” according to Autonews Europe.
Tesla is now in a race against time as more established brands are beginning to put down EV roots. We’re talking about the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Jaguar, using all versions like the EQC, e-tron along with also the I-PACE respectively.
In terms of China, Tesla is gearing up a new Gigafactory for Model 3 and Model Y manufacturing in Shanghai – place to kick off by the end of this season.
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