After months of rumors, half-announcements and revelations from politicians, during the Investor Day Tesla has finally formalized the arrival of the new factory in Mexico.
After Shanghai, Berlin, and Austin, that of Monterrey, in the state of Nuevo León, will be a very important factory for Tesla, as it seems that it will be dedicated to the mass production of a new generation electric vehicle, with a new platform.
During the announcement, however, Musk and his cohorts were really buttoned up on any other information, which instead is coming from the revelations of the local media, in turn in contact with Mexican politicians, eager to let citizens know the news.
In particular Samuel García, Governor of Nuevo León, made it known that the factory will be built on an area of approximately 17 square km, or about double the area where the plant is located in Texas. The production cost will be 5 billion dollars, quite in line with what was spent on previous occasions.
According to the first data, 7.000 people are expected to work in GigaMexico, a similar number, or slightly less than in the other factories, perhaps due to improvements in the processes, which will require fewer steps. But obviously the city of Monterrey and the surrounding area are particularly excited about the related activities that will be generated.
The last piece of information, perhaps the most important, comes to us from Tom Zhu, Tesla head of Gigafactories, according to which his team plans to build the factory at a record pace, exactly as it already happened in China. Back then, only nine months had passed from the foundation stone to car production.
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