During Tesla’s first quarter 2018 earnings call, Elon Musk announced that Tesla’s next Gigafactory would be built in China. All future Gigafactories would support the manufacture of Tesla vehicles.
It [Tesla’s China Gigafactory] has to be later this year. Maybe next quarter [Q3], but not later than fourth quarter for Model Y. We also expect to announce the location of a Tesla Gigafactory in China soon. In the future, all Gigafactories will include vehicle production. So, right now, vehicle production and battery production, like battery production and motor and power electronics and charger production are at Giga, and then, we have our Fremont car factory. But future Gigafactories will all incorporate vehicle production.”
Elon said making affordable electric cars in China could only be done with a factory in China.
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