Musk urged to build Tesla factory in Teeside

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By Nicholas Earl World’s richest man Elon Musk has been urged to construct a Tesla plant in North East England, after the electric vehicle giant revealed ambitions to build a dozen new factories worldwide. Ben Houchen, the Conservative Mayor for Tees Valley, wrote to Mr Musk on Friday calling on the Tesla billionaire to build a plant in the region. In a letter seen by The Telegraph, Houchen argued Teesside could offer Tesla “hundreds of acres of ideal developable land” while avoiding “the bureaucratic entanglements seen at other sites”. He also suggested Teesside would be able to offer Tesla a…

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