An Estonian industrial park wants to become the location of a Tesla factory

An Estonian science and industrial park, located in north-western part of the country, wants to become the location of a major Tesla factory.

The Pakri Science and Industrial Park has started a marketing campaign to explain to Tesla, why Estonia – a successful technology pioneer – should become the place where the automobile giant should build its factory. The industrial park has also created a video that introduces Estonia as a country where getting things done is simple and quick.

According to the industrial park, many European countries have already made similar video campaigns to try to lure the car maker onto their soil, among others France, Finland and Lithuania.

The CEO of the Pakri Science and Industrial Park, Enn Laansoo, Jr, said in a statement that his message is, “if Tesla were a country, it would be Estonia”. According to him, Estonia is one of the electric car-friendliest countries in the world as it is fully covered with charging stations and testing self-driving cars is legal in the country.

The campaign is financed by the industrial park and Enterprise Estonia. One of the partners in the campaign is also Tehnopol, a Tallinn-based science park.

Tesla recently became the largest car manufacturer in the United States by market capitalisation, surpassing General Motors.


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