With Tesla doing so well in China, this was expected.
Shortly after being asked on Twitter if Tesla will “expand Tesla mega factories in Asia outside China?”, Musk responded with a resounding “Yeah” before adding that “first we need to finish Giga Berlin and a second US Giga to serve eastern half of North America.”
This is the first time Musk has commented on a potential second Gigafactory in Asia that could join the current site located just outside of Shanghai. Unfortunately, Musk didn’t specify where exactly this new Gigafactory could be located, but given the well-established automotive industries in Korea and Japan, it seems likely one of these countries will be chosen. Making Korea and Japan all the more appealing are local battery manufacturers and established suppliers.