Tesla Inc., an electric vehicle manufacturer, is thinking about locating an assembly factory close to a new airport in Mexico City, which would act as a centre for the company’s exports, according to Mexican presidential spokesman Jesus Ramirez.
The Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA), a new gateway inaugurated by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador last year, is just 3 kilometres (2 miles) from the industrial area Tesla might locate a facility there.
“Tesla is looking at investing in that area to take advantage of AIFA,” adding that the location might serve as a base for the company to export by air.
He did not provide any other information, but the remarks come after recent remarks Ramirez made to the daily El Heraldo de Mexico on the possibility of a Tesla investment there.
Tesla will make an investment there to build an assembly plant for direct air exports.
Separately, a Mexican official was quoted by Reuters as saying that Tesla had been shown the location but had not yet indicated any plans.
Media reports and authorities who talked to Reuters claim that Chief Executive Elon Musk has been considering a prospective investment in the bordering Texas state of Nuevo Leon in the north.
A request for comment from Tesla was not immediately complied with.
Tesla intends to invest in the T-MexPark, a sizable industrial park being built next to the Felipe Angeles airport, according to Ramirez, who spoke to El Heraldo de Mexico.
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