It seems that Elon Musk was finally serious. Just a week ago, the CEO of Tesla subtly declared the possibility of creating a new Gigafactory in Canada. At that time, many saw that as a tactic to play the confusion, however, it seems that that had more confirmation than ironyand it is that the Tesla directive has already begun to reinforce its interest in establishing an electric car manufacturing plant in Canada.
A few hours ago the revelation came to light that the dome of the US firm has already established official talks with the Government of Ontario, Canada, where the new Tesla Gigafactory could presumably settle. This increase in efforts to make this plan effective goes through a presentation by the electric vehicle manufacturer to the Office of the Integrity Commissioner of the Canadian province.
According to them, this Start of talks between Tesla Canada and local government, would have the purpose of “identifying opportunities for reforms of permits for industrial facilities”, as they call it. However, from the office of the minister of economic development, job creation and commerce of Ontario, they have not yet given a response to the request sent, so news is expected in the coming days in this regard.
Canada’s Industry Minister, Francois-Philippe Champagne, admitted last May that his government was in talks with different car companies to start building a full electric vehicle industry. Now, after the events of the last few days, it seems that Tesla could be one of those companies.
From Tesla they are looking for a way to increase and diversify the production and distribution of their electric cars in different countries, in addition to those in which they already have a presence. Today, the company has manufacturing plants in the United States (Fremont and Austin), Europe (Berlin) and China (Shanghai), while in recent months there has already been talk of a new facility for China, as well as other settled in other territories such as Mexico and Canada. Elon Musk assured just a few days ago that the company “may be able” to announce a new factory later this year, ultimately reaching a total of 10 to 12 Gigafactories around the worldalthough he did not say in what period of time.
However, Tesla has always been very much in favor of increasing its value chain in its country of origin, the United States, something that could be reinforced in the coming months thanks to a bill approved by the US Senate in the $430 billion worth of aid is being offered to source battery components in North America to replace China’s market value in this regard.
In parallel form, Tesla continues to reap record figures in the manufacture of its models and is already seeking to reach the figure of 2 million electric cars manufactured annually. A figure that would position it among the most outstanding companies in the sector.