Lower Saxony or North Rhein-Westphalia are most likely to host American company's new factory
After announcing, that it will spread to four new countries in Europe, it has become clear, that Tesla will also need a new car factory in the old World. In fact, word about their new investment has been around for quite a while and it now seems, that the final decision has been made: Tesla is going into wasp nest, in Germany, homeland of Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, BMW and Audi, all of them being company’s biggest competitors.
According to German newspaper Rheinische Post, Tesla might settle in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, albeit according to economy Minister, Bernd Althusmann, Lower Saxony may also be an option. However no official information has been released yet after Musk's tweet from June, where he stated, that Tesla's new factory will most likely be built in Germany.
Apart from expanding production, Tesla's decision to move to Europe is quite logical from two other reasons. After all, Europe is catching fast on China and development (and production) of electric cars, which means that numbers of such vehicles being sold here is going to rise significantly in the next ten years. Also, recent rumors are suggesting a merger or at least partnership between Tesla and German Volkswagen, meaning that a factory in Germany would tie both sides even more.