Tesla is opening its own EXCLUSIVE lane on the US-Mexico border as part of Elon Musk’s deal to move its headquarters to Texas to speed up deliveries from Nuevo Leon suppliers.
- Tesla has its own border patrol between Texas and Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
- Above the lane, which is located between the traditional border booths, hangs a large green sign with the words “TESLA”.
- Lane must help its suppliers and staff bypass traffic at the border stop.
Lane was part of a deal with Tesla when the company moved operations from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas on December 1, 2021. Musk said Tesla, which has been in Silicon Valley since 2003, has also outgrown its Fremont plant.
Thanks to automakers’ exclusive access to the border, the trip for their suppliers is reduced to 10 minutes – at peak times it can be more than 25 minutes.
And above the alley, which is located between the traditional border booths, hangs a large green sign with the words “TESLA” depicted on the company’s iconic logo.
Tesla currently has six suppliers in Nuevo Leon, including APG Mexico and Taiwanese EnFlex Corp. and quantum computer.
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There is a large green sign above Tesla Lane with the company’s name shown in its iconic logo text.
This was announced by the Minister of Economy of the region Ivan Rivas. bloomberg that Nuevo León is becoming an “electromobility hub” and that it expects the electric vehicle industry to contribute five to seven percent of the state’s investment this year.
DailyMail.com has contacted US Customs and Border Protection and has yet to receive a response.
The image of the TESLA strip, first reported by Bloomberg, shows SUVs rather than commercial trucks, suggesting other employees may also be using the dedicated border crossing.
Musk has previously expressed interest in building a Tesla plant in Mexico. electrekwho received the recording of the meeting within the company.
Tesla’s lane is at the border patrol between Texas and Nuevo Leon, Mexico to reduce travel times for their suppliers.
During the meeting, Musk said that Tesla has not yet decided on a location, but plans to build outside the US.
“We are looking for sites, but we are looking at some options for sites more broadly in North America, including Canada and Mexico, as well as the US,” Musk said during the June meeting.
“The priority, of course, is to bring the Giga Texas to mass production, and it is difficult to achieve mass production. Getting Texas into mass production is far more important than finding a new site, but we’re looking…
It was also revealed this week that Musk plans to expand an already massive gigafactory in Austin, Texas, doubling the size of the 68 acres it currently occupies.
The Gigafactory Texas expansion was first reported by the Austin Business Journal and the effort is listed as a “manufacturing support area” – with documents showing Tesla is in the process of being approved.
Tesla said on Wednesday that quarterly earnings were better than expected after Musk hiked prices this year.
On Wednesday, the company reported earnings of $2.27 per share on revenue of $16.93 billion, 25 percent above analysts’ estimated earnings.
Tesla has raised the price of its vehicles several times this year to deal with inflation and production problems caused by China’s COVID-19 lockdown.
The earnings report comes just weeks after Musk pulled out of a $44 billion takeover of Twitter, citing problems with fake accounts on the platform.
The social media giant has sued the billionaire and is trying to force him to honor his April pledge to buy the platform, alleging that the ongoing dispute is hurting his business.