The mayor of Santa Catarina, Jesus Nava Riveracelebrated the installation of Tesla’s next gigafactory in this municipality of the metropolitan area of Monterreycapital of New Leoentity that won the battle to become the headquarters of the automotive giant.

Through his Facebook account, the mayor expressed his emotion at the good news for the town and the arrival of a millionaire investment: “Thank God Santa Catarina in the eyes of the world.”

Santa Catarina is a town located just 9 kilometers from Montereyand another of its advantages is that it is located on the departure for Saltillo, Coahuilain addition to its relative proximity to the border between Mexico and Texas, United States.

Nava Rivera pointed out that the arrival of Tesla, owned by the billionaire Elon Muskis a great challenge that should encourage the city to show its capacity to the international community, since it should be remembered that the company has other factories in China, Germany and, of course, the United States.


In publicly confirming the news, on February 28, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador revealed that the Elon Musk will arrive “complete” in Monterrey, although the official announcement and details of the investment will be communicated by the leaders themselves, an event which will be attended by the governor of Nuevo León, Samuel García.

For this reason, the mayor of Santa Catarina thanked the governor.

“A big thank you to Governor Samuel García for making this possible, to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and above all, we appreciate the confidence of Elon Musk, Tesla and their managers, with hard work we will show that we are capable. It’s just a good start,” said the city chairman.

The governor of Nuevo León thanked the Mexican president for confirming the construction of the Tesla car factory in the entity that governs

The official pointed out that Tesla represents five times more of the private investment that has come in the past 10 years to Saint CatarinaFor this reason, he pointed to the governor’s tours abroad to try to convince companies to set up shop in the northern Mexican state.

As for the Governor of Nuevo León, it is expected that this March 1 he will participate in the event where the directors of Tesla Motors will announce to their investors the details of the construction of the gigafactory in Nuevo León, as well as the projected production capacity. The President will not attend this meeting. Lopez Obradoras announced by the federal executive itself.

According to analysts, this municipality offers many advantages for setting up a giga-automotive assembly plant, such as its proximity to other suppliers for its vehicles, in particular manufacturers of braking components, glass and other electronic elements.

The factory, which could be about a mile long in its main building, requires about 900 hectares, a requirement that this New Jersey municipality can meet, which has an uninhabited area large enough for the industrial complex.

The factory in Santa Catarina, Nuevo León should be the size of another "giga-factory",como the one of Germany.  REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/File Photo/File Photo
The plant in Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, should be the size of another “gigafactory” like the one in Germany. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/File Photo/File Photo

Iván Ramírez, Secretary of Economy of Nuevo León, pointed out that deep wells and shallow wells are being developed to guarantee water supply for the industrial sector and the population.

Nuevo León has the capacity to provide services to attract more investment, highlighted Iván Ramírez, who explained that so far in the current administration, 119 companies have already been installed, with an investment of more than 6 billion dollars and the creation of approximately 70,000 jobs.

It is estimated that from the processing of the necessary permits, the construction of the giga-factory would take about two years, enough time to solve the problem of water supply, given that the The Knife Aqueduct 2.

After speaking by video call this Monday with AMLO, businessman Elonk Musk has decided that Nuevo León will be the headquarters of his next gigafactory.  REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo
After speaking by video call this Monday with AMLO, businessman Elonk Musk has decided that Nuevo León will be the headquarters of his next gigafactory. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo

Although Santa Catarina is located near a wind farm for electricity generation, the next challenge will be to increase electrical capacity and supply more natural gas to meet the demand of the Tesla Gigafactory.

Tesla Motors is an American company created by Elon Musk in 2003 whose head office, initially, in California.

The main objective of Tesla Motors is to market fully electric vehicles, Tesla Roadster It was the first vehicle made by the company, an all-electric sports car that was the first to use Ion-Litio, with a range of over 300 kilometers per charge.

Although the company was based in Palo Alto, CaliforniaAl southern United States, in October 2021, Musk announced the move of his facilities in Austin, Texas.

Musk justified this decision to move the headquarters by the Highest cost of living for city on the outskirts of San Franciscoand because of difficulties in expanding its facilities.

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