Elon Musk, Emmanuel Macron Meet Again to Discuss Possible Tesla EV Factory in France

France wants to attract Tesla investments in order to create jobs and promote electric vehicles.

Elon Musk, Emmanuel Macron Meet Again to Discuss Possible Tesla EV Factory in France

Quincy Jon

, Tech Times

15 June 2023, 06:06 pm

Tesla CEO Elon will meet French President Emmanuel Macron for the second meeting in over a month on Friday to discuss tech regulations and pitch France as a potential location for Tesla's electric vehicles (EV) facility.

France, as previously revealed by the authorities, has been

The aggressive pursuit

According to Reuters, the Chinese EV giant BYD will open plants in France. France faces competition from other countries in the European Union like Spain which is also negotiating to work with Tesla, according a source.

During a visit to the VivaTech exhibition in Paris, France’s largest technology innovation show, President Macron met with the press and discussed his strategy for this event. The topics will include artificial intelligence, social media, regulatory structures, "cars and batteries", to promote French-European attractiveness.

When asked about the possibility of acquiring a Tesla megafactory, President Emmanuel Macron said that the ultimate preference lies with Elon Musk's corporation. France wants to be seen as an attractive investment destination.


ne manque pas d'energie !


-- Emmanuel Macron (URL)

June 14, 2023

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Elon Musk considers building more EV factories

Elon Musk said recently that the business plans announced by Elon Musk a

New production site

According to Electrek, the Tesla plant in France has gained momentum since the end of last year. According to Electrek, the ambitious goal of the electric car manufacturer is to produce 20 million vehicles annually by the end of the decade. This highlights the need for additional production facilities.

Jean-Noel Barrot is a French government spokesperson who expressed his delight at the proposed Tesla plant and the effort made to make it a reality. France is aggressively trying to improve its standing as a leader in the EV industry. It recently opened its first battery factory for EVs.

Center for the Electric Vehicle

sector, per CNBC.

Elon Musk, who is scheduled to speak at the VivaTech conference in Paris on Friday, will be a prominent presence for the French government.

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