Tesla just confirmed its plan to open a new factory to build battery manufacturing equipment in Canada.
Earlier this week, the automaker has released a unique look into its expanding presence in Canada, where the company is planning to work on “machines that build the machine.” There’s no doubt now that the video is directly linked with Tesla’s launching a new facility in the country.
Back in 2019, Tesla obtained Canada-based Hibar, which produces pumps used in fast-speed battery equipment that the company is advancing for its new 4680 cells. The new factory will produce battery manufacturing equipment in Markham, Ontario.
“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,” the city mayor Frank Scarpitti said on Twitter.
Besides from the fact that the facility will produce “manufacturing equipment”, other relevant details were not yet revealed about the factory.