CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - In a preview for an episode of 60 Minutes the CEO of Tesla Elon Musk said he has some possible interest in taking over the Lordstown Plant if General Motors decides to close the complex.
Politicians in Ohio and employees of the General Motors Lordstown Complex are trying to keep the plant open.
Production of the Chevy Cruze ends in March, this would put the plant in a “unallocated” status.
If a new product is not brought in it is possible the plant could close and about 1,500 people would be without jobs in the city.
If the plant does close, this is another place Tesla could take over. Tesla builds electric cars, the company wants to the world to stop relying on fossil fuels.
Musk was asked in a preview for 60 Minutes if he has any interest in taking over any plants GM closes.
“It’s possible that we would be interested if they were going to sell a plant or not use it, that we would take it over,” Musk said.
The full interview with Musk will air on Cleveland 19 during 60 Minutes at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9.