Tesla is currently working towards building a new factory in Austin as well as one near Berlin. Aside from these two new projects, Elon Musk has hinted at a possible new factory in Asia. However, you won’t find it in China.
Although it seems as though Tesla is building a new factory every time we turn around, the automaker doesn’t plan to stop in the near future. As part of its mission to speed up the normality of renewable energy and electric transport, the California based company plans to build several more factories.
When asked on Twitter if Tesla plans to “expand mega factories in Asia outside China” the CEO answered “Yeah, but first we need to finish Giga Berlin and a second US Giga to serve the eastern half of North America.”
After Musk’s response, Twitter users were quick to suggest places that already have robust automotive industries, such as Japan and Korea. The CEO didn’t elaborate further than just “Asia.” There was also no talk of a timeline aside from completing the two factories currently under development which are expected to start production by the end of this year.
Tesla also has plans to expand its Gigafactory Shanghai as well as Gigafactory Nevada and Fremont factory by adding more production capacity. In hopes to support the ambitious goals laid out by Tesla, the new production capacity is expected to be able to deliver 1 million EVs per year.