Tesla considering Canada for possible factory location: report

Citing an audio recording obtained from Tesla’s recent company-wide meeting, a report by Electrek (Going through Tesla North) claims the electric car maker is planning its next plant outside the United States to be somewhere in Canada or Mexico.

According to the audio of the meeting, when CEO Elon Musk was asked about the location of the next factory in the United States, he replied that it was not decided yet, but hinted that it could be at Canada or Mexico.

“We’re looking at sites, but we’re looking at some site options more broadly in North America, including Canada and Mexico, as well as the United States,” Musk noted.

“Mexico is known to be home to many automotive manufacturing plants for traditional automakers, as well as Canada. It remains to be seen whether a Canadian or Mexican factory would fit Tesla’s vision of rapid production,” reports Tesla North.

Tesla completed construction of its new Giga Texas factory in April, in just under two years, at a cost of $1.1 billion. The Model Y is manufactured at the site, which will also be the company’s future Cybertruck production.

Musk also said Tesla’s priority is to increase volume production at Giga Texas, where the Model Y with the latest 4680 structural battery is being produced.

Amanda J. Marsh