Elon Musk, chief executive of electric car maker Tesla, has hinted that the company may build a new plant in Asia, but not in China,media reported. Tesla is currently working to build a Berlin plant in Germany and plans to build a second U.S. plant in Austin, Texas.
In addition, Sla is expanding its Shanghai plant and is working to increase capacity at its Nevada and Fremont plants. The moves are expected to support Tesla’s ambitious goal of delivering 1 million electric cars a year.
But Tesla is not planning to stop there, and expects to build several more plants to accelerate the transition to sustainable transportation and renewable energy targets. Asked on Twitter if Tesla planned to build a giant plant in Asia outside China, Musk replied: “There is a plan, but first we need to complete the construction of the Berlin plant and the second U.S. plant.” “
While Musk confirmed that the Asian plant was being planned, he offered no other details, with many speculating that the location was likely to be in Japan or South Korea, both of which have a strong automotive base.