Tesla and Canada support each other. After hosting Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne, Tesla’s climate policy expert with experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, Iain M. , shared his thoughts on LinkedIn.
Recently, Minister Champagne visited Tesla’s automation facility in Markham and conducted a tour and test drive. Tesla’s Iain M. agreed with Minister Champagne’s remarks about a part of Canada in every Tesla.
“It was wonderful to welcome Minister François-Philippe Champagne to Tesla Toronto Automation this week. He’s absolutely right: “There’s a piece of Canada in every Tesla,” wrote Iain M.. He encouraged his followers to see the minister’s video tweet.
He then talked about Tesla’s incredible automation team in Toronto at sites in Richmond Hill and Markam, Canada.
“The EV economy in Canada is on. Today, we have over 1,300 employees coast-to-coast in sales, service, advanced manufacturing, controls, mechanical design, charging infrastructure and more.
“I am proud to be part of such a talented and growing Tesla Canada team. »
Earlier this month, Teslarati contacted the Canadian office for comment regarding the possibility of a Tesla Gigafactory in Canada. After announcing plans for a new Gigafactory location at Cyber Roundup, Telsa CEO Elon Musk allowed members of the public to shout out suggestions. Canada was the most heard suggestion.
A few days later, reports of Tesla’s update of its registry of lobbyists in Canada revealed a new focus on working with the government and its agencies to identify opportunities for advanced industrial and/or manufacturing facilities to reforms. You can read more about it here.
Spokesperson for Minister Champagne, Laurie Bouchard, said Teslarati:
“We know how important the automotive industry is to the Canadian economy and to the hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers in this sector. That is why Minister Champagne has worked tirelessly to secure the future of the Canadian automotive industry, including attracting more companies to Canada and the entire electric vehicle ecosystem. This includes listings with LGES/Stellantis in Ontario, GM/POSCO and BASF in Quebec, Umicore, GM and Brightdrop, and many more.
“It’s good to see that our government’s investments are attracting the attention of automakers and businesses around the world. We will continue to do everything to ensure that Canadians can benefit from the global transition to electric vehicles. »
Minister Champagne not only visited Tesla’s facilities in Markham, but several other sites, including SNOLAB, an underground science laboratory specializing in neutrino and dark matter physics, and the Center of Excellence in Mining Innovation ( CEMI Mining), a non-profit organization focused on research into hard rock underground mining.
Disclaimer: Johnna is long Tesla.