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Szijjártó encourages dialogue between Tesla, HIPA

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Foreign and trade minister Péter Szijjártó (pictured) instructed the trade attaché at the Hungarian consulate in New York to encourage dialogue between the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) and American electric car maker Tesla Motors, the minister said late yesterday on state-owned all news channel M1.

(Photo: kormany.hu/Márton Kovács)

Contact with the automotive manufacturer needs to be made “more regular and direct”, in order to be prepared if the company decides to expand capacities in Europe, Szijjártó said.

According to the foreign and trade minister, Tesla could achieve “serious economic successes” in Europe, and such big automakers decide on which country to build a plant in based on what markets they find important. Szijjártó added that Hungaryʼs ambassador in Washington had visited Teslaʼs U.S. plant in March, and the ambassador in the Netherlands had visited Teslaʼs base there in April.

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