- CEO Elon Musk tells followers on Twitter to be “cautious” with articles using anonymous sources after the report.
Tesla is nearing a preliminary deal to build production facilities in Indonesia with a capacity of one million units, Bloomberg News reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.
Musk said last month that Tesla was close to choosing the location of its new “Gigafactory” following media reports that the automaker could announce a new factory in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon as early as December.
In November, Musk said South Korea was among his top candidate locations for a factory he plans to build in Asia to make electric vehicles, according to South Korea’s presidential office.
Tesla makes its electric cars in Shanghai in China, Berlin in Germany, and Austin and Fremont in the United States.
The latest report said Indonesia’s talks include plans for production facilities and to facilitate the company’s supply chain.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged the electric vehicle maker to manufacture its cars, as well as batteries, domestically, in comments made to Bloomberg News in August.