The Undersecretary of Foreign Relations (SRE), Martha Delgado, confirmed in interviews that the next Tesla plant will be located in Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, and will be the largest electric vehicle factory in the world.
In addition, according to Delgado, the investment will be around 5,000 million dollars for the installation and what is produced there will be for the national market and for export.
According to the official’s statements, the achievement of Tesla settling in Mexico is the result of 14 months of work in negotiations. Recall that since December last year speculation about the electric car plant began.
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And, between bickering, because first it was said that it would be in Nuevo León, then President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked that Hidalgo be the site that will house the plant.
This was followed by López Obrador’s comment that in Nuevo León there was no water to supply a Tesla plant, since the liquid should first be given to the domestic use of the inhabitants, for which he offered the automaker the Mexican southeast.
Regarding the water issue, Delgado said today in his interviews with radio media that AMLO expressed his concerns about the water situation in Nuevo León to Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, in a call they held last Friday.
Given this, Musk showed AMLO yesterday super interesting proposalssaid by Delgado, understanding well the challenge it represents and the concern of the Government of Mexico.
Here nothing else (Tesla) had to provide these solutions to the issue of water management, they have technology that they do not use in any other plant in the world for water management. It is a plant for one million vehicles per year, it is the largest plant of the company in the world.
The undersecretary also added that there will be between 6,000 and 10,000 employees within the factory over time and the facilities will be built at a lightning fast speedtaking into account that the last Tesla gigafactory, the one in Austin, was built in one year.