Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia could be factory site for Tesla’s Gigafactory

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, is a leading destination for Tesla’s Gigafactory in the EU.

According to a report from German news daily Rheinische Post citing sources familiar with the matter at hand, U.S. electric carmaker Tesla is scouting for a location for a factory in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).

According to Rheinische Post, first inspections have already taken place.

Tesla’s spokespeople in Europe did not immediately respond to requests for comments.

Earlier this year in April, Tesla’s Chief Executive Elon Musk had tweeted that Tesla was “considering” building a factory in Germany.

In 2018, Musk had said Germany was a leading choice in Europe to build its Gigafactory, while adding that “the German-French border makes sense, near the Benelux countries”.

Incidentally, NRW shares borders with the Netherlands and Belgium.

Earlier last week, Germany’s Economy Minister had stated, Tesla was also looking at Lower Saxony, which shares a border with the Netherlands, for its Gigafactory.

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