Home Business-newBusiness Is TESLA moving its operations to Mexico?

Is TESLA moving its operations to Mexico?

by Yucatan Times
0 comment

 is considering construction of an assembly plant north of Mexico City, just a couple of miles away from the capital’s newest airport. The new Tesla plant could be a major export hub for the American EV maker, whose Model 3 and Model Y top the list of domestically-produced vehicles in the U.S.

These latest plans point to yet another location for Tesla, as Reuters notes. In Mexico, the company can set up shop and save on production costs while making sure its EVs qualify for federal EV tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act.

Previously, Elon Musk met with officials in Nuevo León last year to talk about Tesla coming to the city of Monterrey, located just over 100 miles from the Texas-Mexico border. Not long afterward, Tesla was expected to announce an investment of up to $1 billion to build a new plant there, but the announcement is pending.

Photo:  Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz (Getty Images)
Photo: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz (Getty Images)

Tesla is now reportedly scouting a location near Mexico City, and officials claim that the development of an industrial park is underway where Tesla could put the new plant three kilometers (two miles) from the newly-constructed Felipe Ángeles International Airport — the notorious pet project of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

AMLO’s airport was supposed to relieve congestion at Mexico City International Airport, but it’s become something of a running joke in the country. People have mostly shunned the new airport: when it opened, there was only one flight operating there. The airport could finally take off now that officials plan build a huge trade zone around it, dubbed T-Mex Park, and Tesla might be in on the ground floor. A presidential spokesman told local outlets that Tesla “will invest there” and that an assembly plant is likely, according to Reuters:

Tesla is looking at investing in that area to take advantage of AIFA,” Ramirez told Reuters late on Monday, noting the site could serve as a base for the firm to export by air.

TYT Newsroom

You may also like

Leave a Comment

Our Company

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consect etur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis.


Laest News

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept

Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?
Update Required Flash plugin