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Guanajuato Governor Says In Talks With Tesla’s Elon Musk For Future Gigafactory In Mexico

by Eva Fox May 29, 2020

Guanajuato Governor Says In Talks With Tesla’s Elon Musk For Future Gigafactory In Mexico

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Governor of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo, says he is currently in talks with Elon Musk to consider proposing a new Tesla plant in the state. 

In early May, disagreement arose between Tesla and Alameda County over whether the company could reopen its plant in Fremont, California. This prompted Tesla CEO Elon Musk to begin a more active search for a site for a new factory.

Representatives of various shatas are now struggling to attract a successful company to host the plant in their states. Tesla's possible move to Texas was openly welcomed by Gov. Abbott and Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez.

Judge Cortez penned a letter directly to Musk enumerating the opportunities Tesla would have if it moved to Hidalgo County in Texas, in which he mentioned the advantages of Mexico (of course then it was written as an added bonus for the company to establish a factory in Texas).

"We have a community of manufacturing facilities called maquiladoras that operate on both sides of the US-Mexico border, based in Hidalgo County, which caters to automobile manufacturing operations in Monterrey, Mexico - a short two hours away and contributed to Mexico now being the fourth largest automotive exporter in the world, "wrote Judge Cortez in his letter to Elon Musk.

Auto Movil reports that Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo offered the state to also be considered to host the new Tesla plant. The governor said he had already contacted company representatives in Mexico. He assured that Musk and Tesla already know about the existence of Guanajuato, a state in which there are favorable conditions for the production of cars.

Guanajuato already has Toyota, General Motors, Honda and Mazda factories, as well as a Ford transmission plant and a Volkswagen engine plant. At the request of the Tesla representative in Mexico, Governor Guanajuato sent a letter stating that the state already has four suppliers who are already working with Tesla.

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