After GM announced that some factories should shut down, Elon Musk said Tesla would consider buying one of them, but now GM boss Mary Barra says it will not work because Tesla has no union members GM wants. 19659002] Last year, GM announced it would close three assembly plants in North America.
In one article, we suggested that Tesla should buy one of these GM factories after they closed because it went so well last time
In an interview, Musk said a few weeks later that she would do it again
"It would be possible that we were interested in [GM] selling a facility or not using what we would assume it is over.
One of the three manufacturing facilities that GM shut down is in Ohio, and Governor Kasich insisted that Tesla buy it.
Now GM CEO Mary Barra confirmed that they had held "talks" with Tesla at an investor conference in New York today about Auto News. [1
"Tesla is not interested in our GM staff represented by the UAW, so it's really a point of controversy."
We asked Tesla if they had a comment on Barra's statement, and we will update her when we get an answer.
Update: Tesla said it has "no comment".
Back in 2010, Tesla NUMMI, a car factory owned by General Motors and Toyota in Fremont, California, bought 42 million dollars shortly after closure.
The company gradually rebuilt the workforce, including many former NUMMI UUM employees. Tesla Fremont now employs more than eight years and employs more people than the original factory. The company currently produces electric vehicles with over 300,000 units a year.
The purchase of the existing factory, rather than building something from scratch, is believed to be an important part of Tesla's early success.
Although Tesla has had problems with the Auto Workers' Union (UAW) in recent years.
In 2017, the union said it spent over $ 400,000 on its "Tesla campaign."
Last year they also went on the offensive, supporting an initiative that could result in Tesla buyers losing access to California EV incentives.