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After a phone call between the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk and the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, explained that both reached an agreement that it be Monterrey, Nuevo Leon the entity where the plant or gigafactory of the company in the country.
From 2022, Elon Musk has been considering in which country it will install its next Tesla in Latin America and among the options that the tycoon considered was, in addition to Mexico, Canada and the United States. However, the rumors that the businessman would decide for our country increased when he visited New Lion in October and met with the governor of the entity.
Elon Musk was particularly interested in the location in Santa Catarina, a municipality on the outskirts of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. A few minutes ago, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that this will be the entity where Tesla will build the electric car plant through his usual press conference that he holds every morning.
“We talked with Mr. Elon Musk, things are going well. There is already an understanding, yes, the investment is going to be dedicated to Mexico and the plant is going to be established in Montereythe entire automotive plant, which I understand is going to be very large, will be established here.”
The representative of the Executive explained that tomorrow, it will be Elon Musk who provides more information about the gigafactory in Monterey; on the company’s Investor Day (celebrated on March 1). There the commitments agreed by the Mexican government with the tycoon will be announced.
“He (Elon Musk) was very receptive, understanding our concerns and accepting our proposals. This is going to mean a considerable investment and many many jobs. Tomorrow the specifics will be reported. I want to thank the Lord Elon Musk that he was very respectful, attentive and understood the importance of addressing the problem of water scarcity. There is a first commitment, which is the use throughout the manufacturing process of electric cars of the use of recycled water and water treatment, even for car paint,” AMLO confirmed in a conference.
The details of the call between AMLO and Elon Musk are revealed
Reuters reported that Mexican officials confirmed that Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Elon Musk they spoke for 35 minutes on Friday and 40 minutes on Monday, information that was confirmed by the president, who assured that the first call occurred while he was on tour in Chetumal and the most recent yesterday.
Teslathe automaker has indicated that it will need to build eight new Gigafactories to expand its electric car business around the world, Monterrey being one of them.
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