PARIS (Reuters) -- French Energy Minister Segolene Royal has suggested to Tesla founder Elon Musk that he build an electric car factory on the site of France's oldest nuclear reactor after it closes at the end of the year, the news agency AFP reported.
The minister said she had mentioned the idea to Musk himself and would see Tesla's management in 10 days.
"I said to him: 'I have a place for you, Fessenheim.' He didn't say no," Royal said. "Who dares, wins."
Royal's staff did not return a request from Reuters for comment.
Tesla's Musk has said he wants to build a factory in Europe and mentioned Alsace in a video (see below) published by the specialist car website Automobile Propre in February.
"This is idle speculation, but maybe we could put a factory in Alsace, it's like half in Germany, half in France, something like that," Musk said in the video.