WSJ: Tesla is in talks with Germany and Netherlands to secure ‘Gigafactory 4’ location
Tesla Motors has recently announced Gigafactory 3 in China and latest reports suggest that the electric vehicle maker is looking for another location in Europe. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has revealed in a recent report that electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla is trying to secure a location for its ‘Gigafactory 4’ in Europe, possibly in Germany or the Netherlands.
According to the WSJ report, based on the information disclosed by unidentified sources, Tesla is exploring a possible new European location for Gigafactory 4 -- a new battery- and EV-manufacturing plant -- and has initiated talks with local governments in Germany and the Netherlands.
Officials involved in the talks have told WSJ that two states in Germany are apparently competing to lure Tesla with potential locations for its new Gigafactory. Tesla has also reportedly held “preliminary discussions” with both the states. In the Netherlands too, Tesla is reported to be in ‘early stage’ talks for the option of building its new Gigafactory.
Tesla already has a European plant, located in the Netherlands. However, the automaker uses that plant -- located in Tilburg -- only as a ‘final assembly’ unit for its Model S and Model X vehicles.
Meanwhile, with regard to Tesla’s European Gigafactory plans, the company’s CEO Elon Musk had disclosed in a recent statement that Germany is “a leading choice for the factory location; and further added: “Perhaps on the German-French border makes sense, near the Benelux countries.”
In a recently released video, Electra Meccanica has teased a new all-electric roadster -- the eRoadster -- which will be based on the Porsche 356.
According to a recent confirmation by German automaker BMW, the company’s new forthcoming all-electric iX3 SUV, which was unveiled earlier in 2018, will be a China-manufactured vehicle that will be exported to other markets.
In an April 19 blog post on Medium, ride-hailing company Lyft has announced that it plans to make its worldwide operation “carbon neutral” by purchasing enough carbon credits.
While we obviously know the general shape of the upcoming Karma Revero - it's based on the old Fisker Karma, after all – the exact details of the Revero are still a bit under wraps.
In a notable move which can potentially accelerate the transformation of the global transportation industry, China is testing an ‘intelligent highway’ built by Qilu Transportation Development Group Co.
In a move which underscores the scaling back of Indian government’s efforts to switch to electric vehicles, the country’s 2030 target for electric vehicles has been revised downward from 100% to 30% by the government led by Prime Minister Narendra