After announcing that Elon Musk will install a Tesla Gigafactory in Mexico, the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) revealed more details of the project. The president announced that the billionaire plans to visit the country to evaluate possible investments in other states.
Yesterday, March 1, during Tesla’s Investor Day, Musk confirmed that his new electric vehicle ‘gigafactory’ will be in Mexico. The also owner of Twitter explained that it is part of a plan to increase car production in the medium and long term.
“To be clear, we are not taking a plant from one place to another. We will expand our production capacity in the other plants”, said the CEO of Tesla.
The company even shared an image of what the huge facility will be like and the first vacancies to work at Tesla Mexico have already opened.
When will Elon Musk visit Mexico?
Today, Thursday, during his morning conference, AMLO gave details of the calls he had with the South African magnate. Musk would have expressed his interest in getting to know different parts of Mexico, with a view to expanding his investments in the country.
The Gigafactory will be located in the municipality of Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, very close to Monterrey, the state capital. In it would be produced the Semi Tractorhe sporty roadster and perhaps the famous model 3. The Mexican president reported that Tesla technicians will visit Monterrey to jointly review the water issue.
“And then I invited him. He wants to come and he sent me to say when I estimate that we could tour the country, “said López Obrador.
However, they have not yet set a date for the visit. “Today I am going to see the agenda to see when it comes,” said the president.
López Obrador reported that both he and Elon Musk are interested in four areas of the country: sonorousfor its sustainable energy plan and raw materials; Gentleman, as an option to install an electric battery factory; a railway in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and a tunnel connecting Cancun with the Mayan Train.
In the case of Hidalgo, the man from Tabasco mentioned that a battery plant could be installed, but it is not contemplated in the short term. He emphasized that it would be an excellent investment option due to its proximity to the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) and the Tula and Pachuca aquifers.
On the other hand, in the region of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec the Transisthmic railway is being developed. This would offer an excellent connection to the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, and an interesting option for the billionaire to invest in Mexico.
Sonora has sustainable energy, lithium and copper: that interests Elon Musk
AMLO emphasized his interest in taking Elon Musk to Sonora, to show him the ambitious clean energy project being developed in the entity and other investment possibilities.
“I am thinking of going to Sonora. That he sees the solar power plant, that he knows the entire Sonora Plan and the potential in copper and lithium, ”she pointed out.
“I told him that Mexico is the second largest copper producer in the world, and it is in Sonora. And vehicles, whether electric or not, carry a significant component of copper. All this because they are asking me about Sonora”.
“I explained to him that lithium has already been nationalized, but that does not mean that we cannot agree. Lithium belongs to the Mexicans, but if the raw material is purchased, if the battery plants are set up in Sonora, if the Sonorans, the Mexicans are given work… an agreement is reached, ”he added.
Will there be a hyperloop tunnel between the Cancun airport and the Mayan Train?
Finally, López Obrador commented that The Boring Companyone of Elon Musk’s companies, could build a one and a half kilometer tunnel to connect the Cancun International Airport with the local Mayan Train station.
They have a very new tunnel construction system, an invention. In Las Vegas they did something like that, similar. We need a tunnel to connect the Cancun airport with the Mayan Train station in Cancun. We want to go under the current airport to give it connectivity and they have a fast tunneling system, as we need.
The tunnels to which he refers are the so-called ‘hyperloop’, underground expressways where electric vehicles are used.
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