In a recent twist of events, Elon Musk, the enigmatic CEO of Tesla, has vehemently denied the veracity of a recent report published by The Wall Street Journal. The report suggested that Tesla and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia were engaged in preliminary discussions regarding the establishment of a potential factory within the country. In an emphatic post on his Twitter account, Musk dismissed the WSJ article as “another utterly false article from the WSJ.”
The Wall Street Journal based its information on sources purportedly well-acquainted with the matter. These sources disclosed that the talks between Tesla and Saudi Arabia were still in their infancy, indicating that there remained a possibility for them to disintegrate. In light of Musk’s swift denial, it appears increasingly unlikely that a Tesla factory will emerge on Saudi Arabian soil, at least in the foreseeable future.
Despite the controversy surrounding this recent report, Tesla is far from resting on its laurels. The electric vehicle pioneer has unveiled ambitious plans for the upcoming decade. With the goal of concluding 2023 with an impressive production output of 1.8 million vehicles, Tesla has already demonstrated remarkable progress compared to the 1.3 million vehicles sold in the previous year. However, this figure is a mere fraction of the company’s grand vision of selling 20 million vehicles annually by the year 2023.
Elon Musk has hinted at the necessity of establishing approximately twelve gigafactories across the globe to realize Tesla’s audacious 2030 objective. Time is of the essence as the company races to select the ideal location for its next electric vehicle factory. By making this strategic decision promptly, Tesla can set the stage for achieving its monumental target of producing 20 million vehicles by the close of this decade.
Currently, Tesla operates two electric vehicle factories in the United States – the iconic Fremont Factory and the state-of-the-art Gigafactory Texas. Beyond American borders, Tesla’s production facilities extend to Gigafactory Shanghai, which currently boasts the highest production output, and Giga Berlin, featuring an upgraded paint shop that offers exclusive color options unavailable elsewhere. Furthermore, Tesla has officially confirmed its plans for Gigafactory Mexico, which will be dedicated to the development of the company’s next-generation platform.