Tesla Gigafactory Europe is a proposed manufacturing plant for Tesla, Inc. to be located in Europe. It is to be a combined electric battery manufacturing facility and automobile factory. Tesla is anticipating to announce the factory in 2017. The factory was previously referred to as Gigafactory 2 until 22 February 2017, which Tesla began to refer to the SolarCity Gigafactory in Buffalo, New York as Gigafactory 2. The Europe Gigafactory will be named either Gigafactory 3, 4, or 5.
The Netherlands' minister of EconomyHenk Kamp announced plans to attract Tesla later in 2016, and has campaigned for the plant at several locations. They promote the idea of synergy with the European headquarters of Tesla, already located in the Netherlands, as is a finishing plant.
Portugal has pursued the plant with an internet campaign and governmental negotiations. Portugal has the largest lithium reserves in Europe.
Lithuania drew the attention of Tesla in January 2017 when the local gaming community united to recreate the potential Gigafactory in the virtual world of Minecraft. CEO of Tesla Elon Musk mentioned the project in his personal Twitter account.
^Webb, Russell Adam (2016-11-17). "New Tesla Gigafactory Looks At Prague, Czech Republic". spaceinvader.me. Retrieved 2016-11-29. Some sources close to TSI have revealed that whilst nothing has been set in stone, there is a high chance of Tesla locating its new Gigafactory just north of Prague, Czech Republic.