As more details emerge over Tesla’s Giga Mexico project, the economic impact in Mexico is becoming clearer.
According to the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the facility will create between five thousand and six thousand jobs in the state of Nuevo Leon. In addition, the factory will attract up to $5 billion in investment in the region.
As part of the deal, Tesla agreed to assist the Nuevo Leon in addressing the region’s problem of water scarcity. However, details about these water commitments were not made public. We know that Tesla has agreed to use recycled water at the plant throughout the manufacturing process to help cut down on water use.
Details are still coming out, but as Drive Tesla wrote yesterday, we know that the construction timelines are tight in Nuevo Leon. Per a discussion by Tom Zhu at Tesla Investor Day, the company aims to go from ground-breaking to production in only nine months.
Almost all of the information related to Gigafactory Mexico has so far come from Mexican officials, who seem to be quite excited at landing a huge investment like from the likes of Tesla.
Here is a video of how the Tesla's Gigafactory turned out in Berlin. The one in Nuevo León will be the biggest one in the world and will produce the new next-gen vehicle. Welcome @Tesla, welcome @elonmusk! #TeslaNuevoLeón pic.twitter.com/bKoWnLRoUk
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