United States leading electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Inc. (TSLA) announced having opened a plant in Canada which will be making battery manufacturing equipment, the factory is situated in the Canadian city of Markham, Ontario.
This was announced by the city’s mayor Frank Scarpitti during the past weekend, he made the announcement via twitter. This comes at a time when the company is aiming at increasing production of cheaper and higher range 4680 battery cells.
“I’m delighted to share that Tesla Canada is joining our already robust automotive and technology ecosystem by locating a manufacturing facility in the City of Markham. The facility will be the first branded Tesla Canada manufacturing facility in Canada and will produce state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to be used at the Gigafactories located around the world in the production of batteries,” posted the mayor on twitter.
Currently, the company produces 4680 battery cells at its California based pilot factory and it is planning to start producing them at its upcoming plants in Berlin and Texas.