Tesla could build its european factory in an old nuclear power plant of France

Tesla Model 3Soon, with the launch of the new Tesla Model 3, the american brand hit a jump in terms of volume of sales. The Tesla Model S, Model X and Model 3 are the range of the american manufacturer, who seeks a greater international expansion. Elon Musk, CEO of the firm, wants to build a factory Tesla in Europe, something that would help the firm to receive a major boost in the old continent.

France is the country that has more sounds to this factory of Tesla, as the own Elon Musk said weeks ago, speculating that the region of Alsace could be strategic given its proximity to Germany. Now, the French minister of energy Segolene Royal feeds this information to the giving it to Musk to build a factory in place that will stop the nuclear power plant of Fessenheim once closing its doors this year.

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of Fessenheim is the central nuclear oldest of France and in spite of the opposition of the political sector of regional workers and trade unions, will close its doors at the end of this year 2016. The proposal for a Royal it would be very interesting for the region, since would allow for maintaining employment in the area of the nuclear power plant. In addition, Fessenheim is a strategic site to be just 1.5 kilometres from the German border and 25 kilometres from Switzerland.

According to the minister, Segolene Royal, Musk has not rejected the idea and in the next 10 days I should have a response by Tesla. For Royal, the Tesla factory would be the best way to transform the nuclear power plant of Fessenheim.

Source – Automotive News