Tesla’s lobbying efforts tease “advanced manufacturing facility” in Canada

Tesla lobbying efforts in Ontario suggest the EV automaker’s next gigafactory might be in Canada.

Elon Musk considered a Tesla gigafactory in Canada during the recent Cyber Roundup (annual meeting of stockholders). Public documents submitted to Canada’s Lobbyists Registration system suggest that Tesla might be considering an advanced manufacturing facility in Ontario.

According to Electric Autonomy Canada, Tesla’s updated its lobbyist registry in July 2022. The revision included a new objective, seen below.

“Engage with the government and its agencies to identify opportunities for industrial and/or advanced manufacturing facility permitting reforms with the intent to increase the competitiveness of Ontario and its ability to attract capital investment through establishing approvals timeframes that are competitive with high-growth manufacturing locations in North America, while also working with government to identify or align incentives programs that could further increase the attractiveness of Ontario for industrial and/or advanced manufacturing investment.”

Teslarati searched through Canada’s Lobbyist Registry System and found an in-house Corporation called Tesla Motors Canada ULC. According to the site, Tesla last modified its lobby details in July.

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