This was pointed out yesterday by the controversial businessman in statements to the 60-minute program of the American network CBS in an interview with Leslie Stahl.
"We may be interested if [GM] will sell a plant or will not use it for us to carry, "said the company's leader.
This would not be the first time that Tesla has acquired the assembly facilities of another brand. In 2010, Tesla bought NUMMI, a joint-owned automobile factory of General Motors and Toyota in Fremont, Calif., For the modest $ 42 million shortly after closing.
The acquisition of the company came with many hires, even from staff who had been settled before when it was closed. And now, informs Electrek, Tesla's Fremont automaker produces 333,000 units a year and employed more people than the former owners of this factory.
"Tesla's goal is to accelerate the advent of electric vehicles … sustainable transport and try to help the environment. It's the most serious problem that humanity faces," Musk said in the interview.
The businessman made the remarks shortly after GM CEO Mary Barra met with members of the US Congress in Washington in the past two days discussing plans to close five factories in the country and lay off 14,700 workers. . The automaker is under pressure from Donald Trump's government to keep some of these facilities open.
The company said consumers prefer the SUV rather than cars, so they plan to stop production of the Cruze Cevrolet, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Volt as part of plan to reconfigure the entire enterprise.
While Barra was talking to lawmakers, Fiat Chrysler announced it would reopen one of its idle engine plants in Detroit and build a new Jeep, which intensified congressional irritation over GM's plan to cut jobs.
Tesla manufactures its S, Model X and Model 3 models – all electric – at its only automotive factory in California, which it bought from a joint venture between GM and Toyota.
Musk has become GM's second rival that in recent days has come out to show initiative to create jobs, while the traditional American manufacturer faces criticism of the highest political level to eliminate jobs. Anyway, the Musk sayings were taken with care, since in recent months he had to scorn several times.