The French energy minister says she’ll meet with Tesla officials later this month. France is trying to woo Tesla Motors to build its first full-scale European factory in the country by offering up the site of an old nuclear power plant. The Fessenheim plant in northeastern Alsace is set to shut down permanently later this year. On Tuesday French energy minister Ségolène Royal announced she’d like to repurpose the power plant into an electric car factory. Royal said she told Tesla CEO Elon Musk, “I’ve got a spot for you.” A new Tesla factory would help create jobs for nuclear power plant workers in Alsace, Royal says, and would help fuel what she calls the “industry of the future,” electric cars. And it appears Musk might be interested too. He visited France earlier this year and flirted, albeit hypothetically, with the idea of putting a European Tesla plant in Alsace.
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