Indonesia's Decent Proposal To Tesla
We just learned that last Thursday, an Indonesian government minister suggested that Tesla build a plant near Batang Regency in Central Java province, where it can get a steady supply of electricity from renewable sources.
In other words, Tesla got a proposal from Indonesia for EV plant with an annual production capacity of 500k. That's second Giga Berlin. That's like building another Giga Berlin gigafactory in Indonesia. I say "second Giga Berlin" because Tesla's German gigafactory also has an annual production capacity of 500,000 electric vehicles, Teslarati reports.
The proposal came from Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister of Indonesia Luhut Pandjaitan.
Luhut did not provide further details about Tesla and Indonesia’s negotiations, stating that the government has signed a confidentiality agreement with the company. However, he did emphasize that Indonesia wants to produce Tesla vehicles.
“While Thailand has just become an agent [of Tesla EV cars], we do not want the same,” Luhut said. “We want to become a producer.”
Tesla Indonesia Gigafactory update. Tesla Giga Berlin and Gigafactory Indonesia. Tesla may build an electric car gigafactory in Indonesia.
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