Tesla is expanding into South America by establishing a new operation in Chile

  • Tesla Chile was registered and published in the Official Gazette on Sept. 28, allowing for various commercial activities including the import, export, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and sale of electric vehicles.
  • The registration also includes the generation and supply of energy and electricity.
  • Tesla is currently hiring personnel for positions such as general manager, sales advisers, and service technicians in Chile.
  • Chile has significant lithium reserves, which is relevant to Tesla’s electric vehicle production.
  • China’s BYD also announced plans to open a battery component plant in Chile earlier this year.