The French government this week got caught up in the excitement around the release of the Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle, and the massive numbers of orders it received(first week 325,000!), and invited Tesla founder Elon Musk to establish a manufacturing plant in France, in soon-to-be-disused nuclear facility…Should PM Malcolm Turnbull, who wants to make “innovation” and “disruptive technology” his hallmark, and is already a huge fan of Tesla Model S, invite Musk to help meet soaring demand with production plant in Australia?
Turnbull last year visited the Tesla EV production line in Fremont, California (pictured above), and took a test drive of the Model S. Turnbull declared himself to be a fan of “world’s fastest and coolest” car, and fact that Tesla had taken over an “old industrial relic”, former General Motors factory, and turned it into a modern manufacturing plant. “Walking through the highly automated assembly lines was inspiring, but nothing matched taking a test drive in the latest Tesla S model,” Turnbull enthused. You can read more here.