The installation of a Tesla plant would accelerate the process to move the industry in Mexico towards electrification, affirms the president in the National Network of Automotive Industry Clusters.
The relocation of companies from Asia to Mexico led to the manufacture of the brains of Tesla’s electric vehicles, seats, sensors and cameras in the metropolitan area of Monterrey. Later, a dozen more suppliers analyzed bringing their operations to manufacture a product to the Elon Musk company, who is known to have advanced talks with the Nuevo León government to install an electric vehicle plant in the municipality of Santa Catarina.
Also, the installation of a plant by Tesla in Nuevo León “would further accelerate the process of moving towards electrification, because the production (of vehicles) in Mexico is only for export to the United States,” he tells Forbes Mexico. In Nuevo León cars and trucks are assembled and auto parts are manufactured, it is also happening that auto parts companies are transforming to produce parts for electric vehicles.
At the time, Iván Rivas Rodríguez, Secretary of Economy of Nuevo León, said that five companies are manufacturing seats, sensors, cameras and the brain of Tesla’s electric vehicle; In addition, a dozen more suppliers were analyzing bringing their operations from Asia to manufacture a product for Elon Musk’s company.