Elon Musk Hints at a Third Tesla Car Factory in the US

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Elon Musk recently insinuated that a third Tesla car factory could be built in the US once other factories are built.

Elon Musk recently insinuated that a third Tesla car factory could be built in the US once other factories are built, according to Business Insider.

The Tesla CEO wants the factories in Austin and Berlin to be finished before he puts the third US factory in writing. Furthermore, he hinted that the third Tesla factory could be in the northeast. In a podcast with Automotive News Musk said "at some point there'll be a third Gigafactory, probably."

Tesla currently has new factories under construction in Austin and Berlin to help assist its production capacity in Fremont and Shanghai. "This is literally a spur of the moment rough guess, probably we'd start construction in four years-ish," Musk said. "That's just like my sort of stream-of-consciousness guess."

In the past few months Musk has also been vocal about moving the Fremont gigafactory out of California. "There's no question that our headquarters will remain in California in the short term," Musk said. "Long term we'll have to see. Certainly the vast majority of the Tesla management and engineering staff is in California. So, that is certainly our headquarters for now and sometime into the future."

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