This presentation gives 17 Reasons for GigaFactory-2 in Portugal, regarding the possibility of a Gigafactory-2 in Europe as announced by Tesla in November, to build both cars and batteries. Data was collected from several sources which are referred to, and inspiration came from several contributions, including from Rui da Rocha Ferreira among others. The author is not employed by the Portuguese government, or any of promotion agency, but is part of an informal group to support bringing GigaFactory-2 to Portugal.
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19 Reasons for
building GigaFactory-2 in
CHARGING-UP IN PORTUGAL
This presenta=on was created regarding the possibility of a Gigafactory-2 in Europe as
announced by Tesla in November, to build both cars and baDeries. Data was collected from
several sources which are referred to, and inspira=on came from several contribu=ons, including
from Rui da Rocha Ferreira among others. The author does not work for the Portuguese
government, or any promo=on agency. He is part of an informal group to support bringing
GigaFactory-2 to Portugal.
Join us at our facebook group to get #gigainportugal
André Marquet, November 20, 2016
Portugal features several world-class
seaports with extensive experience
and infra-structure to export cars to
Europe and elsewhere.
1. Access to Ready-to-Export SeaPorts
IMAGE: SETÚBAL SEAPORT SERVES AUTOEUROPA
No wonder why...
2. Mul=modal Access to EMEA/ US.
3. Railway Network
• Proximity to
• Railway to
Lisboa is all About Style, Hipness and
Quality of Life.
…according to Paul Graham’s wisdom.
4. Complementary Electric Grid .
About 50% electricity
consumpAon in Portugal
comes from renewable
sources. Gigafactory-2 can
resell or stock excessive
capacity to the na=onal grid.
IMAGE: WINDPARK IN PORTUGAL
• Renault Cacia – best in class inside RenaultNissan Group 2016;
• Bosch Portugal - EFQM – European Founda=on for Quality Management 2011
5. High Produc=vity Auto-Cluster.
IMAGE: AUTOEUROPA PRODUCTION LINE
6. Industrial Parks Ready for Gigafactory-2.
Lisbon Poceirão plot has over 40M square
feet (3 x bigger than GF-1) and can
house both baDeries and car
factories plus a logis=cs terminal.
Only 20mins from Lisbon, and 15
mins from Setubal port.
7. New Lisbon Airport Opens in 2018
New Lisbon Airport only 10 mins
from proposed loca=on for
Gigafactory-2. Airport dedicated
for low cost and logis=cs.
IMAGE: MONTIJO MILITARY AIR BASE
8. Main Lisbon Airport
Lisbon main airport is well located within city limits and
growing with new routes opening every year. Beijing and
Guangzhou in 2017.
IMAGE: LISBON AIRPORT
9. Auto Cluster Supply Chain
According to the Car Manufacturers Associa=on of
Portugal (AFIA) in 2015 there are over 200 ac=ve
automo=ve part suppliers in Portugal, from plas=c molds
manufacturers to electronics and cabling, led by
companies such as Con=nental, Delphi, Visteon, Renault
Nissan and Bosch.
IMAGE: WORKERS AT BOSCHE PLANT IN PORTUGAL
10. Mo=vated Workforce
• Supply of over 20.000 engineering and
science graduates/ year.
• Over 100.000 students in professional trades
11. English Speaking Workforce
IMAGE: PARQUE DAS NAÇÕES SQUARE IN LISBON
Portugal Czech Spain France
EF EPI SCORE OF ENGLISH SKILLS OF
12. Compe==ve Workers & Engineers
Up to 3x more cost-eﬀec=ve.
Portugal Czech Spain France Nether
Cost /Year/ Worker w/ High
SOURCE: OECD 2012
Portugal Czech Spain France Nether
Cost /Year/ Worker w/ College
13. Business Friendly Environment
Portuguese Government has an industry4.0
cabinet and is keen in transforming Portugal in
a tech heaven for startups and high-tech
companies with far sighted policies torwards
selfdriving cars, drones and robo=cs, now also
IMAGE: PORTUGUESE PM WITH WEBSUMMIT CEO
EASE OF DOING BUSINESS RANK (2016)
Source: The World Bank
14. EV Charging Industrial Partners
Portuguese company EFACEC is one of the
leading fast charger manufacturers in the
World, compe=ng directly with ABB and
Siemens, with several installed sta=ons in
EMEA and the US.
IMAGE: EFACEC FAST CHARGING SPOT IN PORTUGAL
15. Lots of Sunshine for Solar Pannels
> 1700KWh/m2 (GHR).
16. Biggest Lithium Mines in EU
According to United States Geological
Survey research published in 2015,
Portugal has the 5th biggest lithium
reserves in World. Europe’s biggest
producer – the Gigafactory-2 can be
supplied within a few hours via
IMAGE: LITHIUM MINE IN PORTUGAL
Prod. 2014 Prod. 2015 Reserves
USA ND ND 38 000,00
Argen=na 3 200,00 3 800,00 2 000 000,00
Australia 13 300,00 13 400,00 1 500 000,00
Brazil 160,00 160,00 48 000,00
Chile 11 500,00 11 500,00 7 500 000,00
China 2 300,00 2 200,00 3 200 000,00
Portugal 300,00 300,00 60 000,00
Zimbabwe 900,00 900,00 23 000,00
17. Local Contractors
Local contractors like Mota-Engil, Teixeira
Duarte and others have extensive know-how
and can oﬀer compe==ve solu=ons for the
construc=on of the Gigafactory on budget.
IMAGE: VASCO DA GAMA BRIDGE, 2ND BIGGEST IN EUROPE
18. Tax Beneﬁts for Industry
The Portuguese Government and the
European Union are major supporters
through a host of ﬁnancial programs
and tax breaks that encourage
industrial and R&D investments.
IMAGE: AUTOEUROPA AUTO-PLANT
19. Passionate Tesla Community
528 years ago Portuguese navigator Bartlomeu Dias
explored Cape of Storms and it was renamed into Cape of
Good Hope by King John II. Let’s start hoping again!
IMAGE: PADRÃO DOS DESCOBRIMENTOS IN LISBON.