Laying the foundation for a TESLA gigafactory in Lithuania

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A day after the Tesla Motors lithium accumulator factory opened in Nevada, government and business representatives met for a discussion of the potential to build such a gigafactory in Lithuania as well.
Discussion on how to attract a Tesla Motors gigafactory to Lithuania
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