Prime Minister of Thailand Visits Fremont Factory
It looks like many important people are visiting Tesla's Fremont factory lately, and the latest in the news is Srettha Thavisin, who can be seen standing on a Cybertruck with who appears to be Lars Moravy - VP of Engineering at Tesla.
This comes at around the same time, the India Minister of Commerce and Industry, visited Fremont and wished Elon Musk a "speedy recovery".
Srettha can also be seen inside a Tesla vehicle in the factory as well as attending what looks to be a conference meeting with Lars Moravy and Drew Baglino, showing 4 Tesla vehicles on the TV.
Srettha looks to have brought several other people with him. Lastly, Srettha is seen standing at the entrance to Tesla's Fremont factory with 3 other people.
Srettha said that it was his pleasure to visit Tesla's home in California and that there was great discussion on the future collaborations on EV and clean energy - like Tesla Megapack.
He went on to say that it is hope that this collaboration will cement Thailand as the hub for EV and renewable energy in the years to come. He finished with a statement in Thai that said:
มาดูโรงงานเทสล่า ประเทศไทยพร้อมที่จะเป็นศูนย์กลางในการผลิตรถ EV และพลังงานสะอาดครับ
"Come see the Tesla factory. Thailand is ready to be a center for producing EV cars and clean energy."
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Tesla Working With Thailand
It's clear to me that this was a good and important meeting for Tesla and for Thailand. In fact, Tesla is already exporting Model 3 and Model Y vehicles to Thailand.
When Tesla first started to do this, they received about 5,000 orders for its vehicles in just four days after opening orders in Thailand. There is clearly enthusiasm and demand for Tesla's EVs in Thailand.
Tesla could build a Giga factory in Thailand one day, but I think we are a few years away from that announcement. The reason is the same as Giga India not being ready right now - it's because Tesla doesn't have cheap enough vehicles to produce.
Now, Tesla could build a battery factory in Thailand or India and that may be where Tesla starts. There is always going to be a huge demand for batteries because in two years, there is going to be an energy shortage, according to Elon Musk.
Tesla will most likely one day build its sub-compact car in Thailand, or export to Thailand from wherever the sub-compact car is built, whether that be Giga Shanghai or a future Giga India.
I think it's great to see Tesla meeting with so many important people from around the world. It feels like Elon Musk and Tesla are doing the President of the United States job.
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My pleasure visiting @Tesla home in California. Great discussion on the future collaborations on EV & Clean Energy.
It is my hope that this collaboration will cement Thailand as the hub for EV and renewable energy in the years to come.
What do you think about this visit to Fremont from the Prime Minister of Thailand? Who do you think is standing on the Cybertruck with him?
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Hi! My name is Jeremy Johnson, and I am a Tesla investor and supporter. I first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, I've become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla I can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies like Aptera. I cover Tesla and EV developments at Torque News. You can follow me on X.COM or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow my Tesla news coverage. Image Credit, Srettha Thavisin, Screenshot