“Spain Loves Tesla” Campaign Aims To Lure Tesla

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Originally published on EV Obsession.

With Tesla’s star now clearly on the rise, a great many countries and organizations around the world have begun working to ensure that they get their piece of things… While some of this behavior is no doubt motivated solely by financial factors, there’s also quite a lot of grassroots enthusiasm for what Tesla has been doing these last few years (and also what the company represents).

Tying those two motives together, a group in Paterna, Spain, roughly 6 miles outside of Valencia, recently launched a “Spain Loves Tesla” campaign aimed at attracting the rising electric vehicle (EV) company to the region. With the location of the eventual European Tesla factory as yet an open question, the campaign was clearly created with the intent of marketing the region as an ideal fit for the company.


Gas 2 provides more:

The group from Paterna has also drafted an open letter to Elon Musk setting forth all the reasons why their area would be ideal for a Tesla factory. It is near Valencia, the largest commercial seaport on the Mediterranean. It also has a rail hub nearby that connects to all of Europe. Spain is also a leader in renewable energy, something Tesla is vitally interested in. In addition, the area has a large pool of skilled workers available. Finally, the group says its weather is similar to that in Silicon Valley, so Tesla personnel would feel right at home there.

Good points. Though, there are a lot of other factors to consider as well.

Here’s a video that the group made:

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One thought on ““Spain Loves Tesla” Campaign Aims To Lure Tesla

  • Spain also has massive unemployment from the crash of a real estate bubble, made worse by crooked Spanish bankers and politicians, especially in Valencia, then crazy austerity policies imposed from Berlin, Frankfurt and Brussels. They really need the shot in the arm.

    Bonus points for Valencia: oranges; high-speed rail line to Madrid; absence of a nutjob secessionist movement as in Catalonia, though they speak Catalan: memories of el Cid, a real professional warrior hero. He captured Valencia more or less as a private venture, then died in 1099 defending it. His widow Doña Jimena ran the city for a while but was forced to surrender it back to the Almoravid Moors.

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