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.
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