Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk recently met with the Indonesian Delegation to discuss a potential nickel deal at Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas.
Recently, Tesla’s Elon Musk has accommodated a delegation from Indonesia to discuss several topics, including a potential nickel supply deal. Nickel will be valuable to Tesla as it is a crucial component for electric vehicle batteries, such as the 4680 cells that will be used in their future projects like the Cybertruck, Tesla Semi, and Roadster.
The Delegation consists of several officials, including Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Rosan Roeslani and the general chair of the Advisory Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Anindya Bakrie.
Bakrie wrote in an Instagram post: “Our goal is to convince Tesla to explore cooperation with Indonesia regarding the supply and processing of Nickel as a raw material for making Battery Cells based on good and sustainable ESG (Environment, Social and Governance)” according to Teslarati.
Luhut Binsar also wrote in another Instagram post that “I did not expect to be greeted so cordially by the CEO of Tesla, Inc. Elon Musk, at the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin, Texas. This is the first time Elon and I met, but our communication has been established for the past two years. For about an hour, I conveyed the potential raw material for electric vehicle batteries, which we are currently exploring through the mineral downstream program,” He also noted that the Tesla CEO was enthusiastic and interested.
The Delegation was given a tour of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Texas. Musk was also invited to attend the B-20 forum, which is one of a series of G-20 events that will be held in November in Bali, Indonesia.