Elon Musk is very diligent and persistent in everything related to his business, alongside the plans to colonise Mars, the billionaire is going to open Tesla R&D plant in Greece.
Elon Musk expands his electric car business empire, the billionaire has plans for Greece where he intends to build R&D plant. For Greeks, such an interest from Musk’s side is “game-changing potential”. According to Vasilis Apostolopoulos, the head of the Hellenic Entrepreneurs’ Association, Elon has pledged to hand over his own industrial plant for free as a testing ground for new products.
At the annual Delphi economic forum, Apostolopoulos shared some details:
“I have personally emailed Musk to welcome Tesla Greece … and to say that for the next 10 years I will give, at zero cost to his company, my group’s own industrial plant outside Corinth so that Greece can be on the frontline of global innovation.”
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Describing the move as a “vote of confidence” in the debt-stricken country, Apostolopoulos, who is chief executive of the Athens Medical Group, a leading private healthcare provider, said he was also prepared to offer full medical coverage for a year to all of Tesla Greece’s staff members and international staff visiting the country on company business.
“It is the least we can do to thank and welcome Mr Musk’s vote of confidence in Hellenic business, research and technology,”
It is understood that Tesla’s three Greek designers – principal motor designer Konstantinos Laskaris; motor design engineer Konstantinos Bourchas; and staff motor design engineer Vasilis Papanikolaou – are preparing to move back to Athens under the company’s plans. Demokritos has welcomed the news.
“We are very happy to receive all the talented engineers who are returning to work beside us,”
it said in a statement.