Tuesday, February 7, 2023
News Québec and Tesla in Talks for Future Local Battery Production

Québec and Tesla in Talks for Future Local Battery Production

Battery production for Tesla in Québec could represent a huge gain for the province


  • The Province of Québec is rich in minerals needed for batteries.

  • The local government has announced a plan to invest $2 and $3 billion for battery production and development.

  • Tesla and Québec have been in talks for a few months.


There are numerous reasons why the Province of Québec is ideal for such an endeavour. For one, all of its electricity is hydropower-sourced. As well, and importantly, its territory is very rich in the minerals that make up batteries. Tesla is aware of this and has been in talks with the government for some time with regard to battery production.

Tesla is Allowing Non-Tesla Vehicles to Use 10 Superchargers in the Netherlands

Tesla has already, albeit indirectly, invested in the Province for its lithium resources via a deal it worked out Piedmont Lithium. This time, Tesla would be a private investor as part of the government’s recently-announced plan to invest between $2 and $3 billion for battery production and development.

It was confirmed today, according to electrek, that both Tesla and the government, we in fact discussing the possibility of building a battery production facility in the Province of Québec.

Pierre Fitzgibbon, Québec’s economy minister’s press manager, Mathieu St-Amand said (translated from French): “The minister met with Tesla executives during a mission in California last month. They discussed Quebec’s place in Tesla’s supply chain.”

Trending Now

The Cadillac Lyriq will Now Qualify for US Clean Vehicle Tax Credits

The Lyriq was previously considered a sedan by the US Government. This now means the Lyriq can benefit from up to $7,500 in...

The Volkswagen ID.4 will feature in Marvel’s “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania”

A partnership with Marvel Studios will also see custom content and a red-carpet appearance for the ID.4. The car will be the superhero’s...

Bankruptcy: the sunset happened too soon for Lightyear

The company had only assembled about a dozen cars. The court approved the request of the operating company responsible for the production of...

Nissan Ariya Will be Tough to Find in 2023

Nissan posted just 201 US sales last year Costs and raw materials will keep supplies tight in 2023 Nissan's Ariya EV was tough to...

Mazda Promises the MX-5 Miata Will Outlive Us All

Today is a brighter day for us all. The MX-5 Miata was born in 1990 and will never die. For most, the Mazda MX-5,...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.