The president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorreported this Wednesday that he met with directors and technicians of the Tesla at the National Palace to review the project for the automotive plant in the state of Nuevo León, announced a few days ago.
We met with managers and technicians from Tesla. We made progress on the Nuevo León automotive plant project and on others. We are doing well,” López Obrador said in a message on social networks.
The meeting, held behind closed doors, Its objective was to review technical issues of the plant that will be located in the state of Nuevo León.
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In addition to Tesla representatives, Rohan PatelDirector of Business Development, and Eugenio GrandioMarket Director in Mexico, the meeting was attended by the heads of the Ministry of Finance, Rogelio Ramirez de la O; Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, and Economy, Raquel Buenrostro, as well as the head of the National Water Commission (Conagua), Germán Martínez.
Tesla plant would be operating by the end of 2023
Two days ago, the governor of Nuevo León, samuel garciawarned in an interview with EFE that In another month and a half, “the first stone” of Tesla’s “gigafactory” in Nuevo León could be laid and it should be in operation by the end of this year or the beginning of 2024.
A week ago, during the celebration of “Investor Day 2023” held in Austin (Texas, USA), The tycoon Elon Musk confirmed the installation of Tesla in northern Mexico.
For now, there is no certain date for the assembly company in Nuevo León to start operations, but it could be by the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024.
The plant will be Tesla’s first car production plant in Latin America and the fifth worldwideafter those that already operate in Fremont and Austin (United States), Shanghai (China) and Berlin (Germany).
Although President López Obrador initially expressed opposition to Tesla settling in Nuevo León because he had doubts about its feasibility given the lack of water in the entity, he now supports the project 100%.
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