Tesla is building a Gigafactory in Mexico, and it can boast full government support. The governor of Nuevo Leon, where the factory is located, is visiting Giga Shanghai to understand and apply processes and best practices.
Nuevo Leon governor Samuel Garcia Sepulveda is on a working tour of Asia, which will include a stop at Giga Shanghai, one of Tesla’s main production hubs. With Tesla constructing a Gigafactory in his state, it is a perfect opportunity to learn how such massive projects are handled.
The governor has already completed tours of Giga Berlin, Giga Texas, and Tesla’s Fremont factory.
Nuevo León Governor Samuel García just announced during an Asia tour that tomorrow He and His team will be at Tesla Giga Shanghai to review their process and best practices to implement them at the construction of Giga Mexico in Monterrey. Which starts construction this week.
— Adrean in the Hat (@AdreanCG) October 16, 2023
Tesla was originally planning to manufacture its affordable $25,000 EV first in Mexico, however those plans have since changed with production of the next-generation platform shifting to Giga Texas, where it will be easier for executives to oversee the project.
Sepulveda’s state projects it will gain about $15 billion in investments within the first two years of Giga Mexico. However, Nueva Leon will have to step up to the plate by upgrading its infrastructure to accommodate the level of business Tesla’s Giga Factory will bring to the state.
Tesla obtained environmental impact permits for Giga Mexico last month. The EV maker has hired a trusted hand from Bosch to lead the construction effort.