Tesla Undecided on 4th Gigafactory Location Says Musk, as Rumours Claim Russia Next
As of this year, Tesla will have Gigafactory locations in the U.S., China and Germany, though the company’s next Gigafactory location is still up for discussion.
Tesla has yet to decide on a location for its fourth Gigafactory location, according to a statement from @Elon Musk on Monday.
The response came following @ray4tesla asking Musk to validate rumors saying the company would be building a Russian Gigafactory, to which Musk said, “Tesla has not yet decided on a fourth Gigafactory location.
Tesla has not yet decided on a fourth Gigafactory location
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 20, 2021
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal earlier this year, Musk also said he thought Tesla was “close to establishing a Tesla presence in Russia,” adding that the country is on the table for a factory down the road.
In February, Musk also reached out to Russian President Vladimir Putin to chat on Clubhouse, but he never responded to the request – however, the Kremlin was reportedly considering the opportunity, despite it never coming to fruition.
Last year, Tesla was also the victim of an attempted ransomware attack by a Russian citizen who was pleaded guilty this year to conspiracy to intentionally cause damage to a protected computer. He is currently serving a ten-month sentence in a U.S. prison.