Tesla Giga Mexico construction has become closer, and as construction permits, will be ready to proceed in a few weeks. Nuevo León launches infrastructure work to provide the location with electricity, water, gas, and transport access.
Tesla announced the construction of a factory in Nuevo León, Mexico in March 2023. Since then, the company has done a lot of work on site to begin construction. Nuevo León’s Economy Minister Ivan Rivas said in an interview that the company was considering building a larger factory than originally envisaged and was still developing design, architecture, and engineering plans, according to Reuters. He said the federal government expects to grant Tesla environmental permits within weeks. This will allow the manufacturer to begin construction of the factory.
“I'm expecting it's a matter of a couple of weeks, maximum a month,” Rivas said.
He stressed that he expects production to begin much sooner than 2026 or 2027. The remark was made due to the Mexican newspaper Reforma's report last month, that production would begin later than planned. Now Rivas said Nuevo León sought to quickly create infrastructure for water, electricity, gas, and transportation.
“We're working for this to happen very soon, so they have all the infrastructure they need to begin as soon as possible,” he said.
Rohan Patel, Tesla's senior public policy and business development executive, in a post on X also denied Mexican media reports that Tesla had canceled its plans. He thanked local, state, and federal officials for their efforts.
“We are very appreciative of their efforts to enable the permits and sustainable infrastructure necessary,” he said.
Nuevo León has agreed to build an electric power substation, a natural gas pipeline, railroad spurs, roads, and services for water and sewage, according to a Memorandum of Understanding with Tesla, seen by Reuters. Rivas said the projects could be built before or at the same time as Tesla's own construction. Ultimately, the corresponding infrastructure will benefit not only Tesla but also other companies.
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