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Elon Musk names South Korea among top candidates for EV investment

Tesla CEO responds to President Yoon's request to build a factory in the country

Tesla chief Elon Musk held a video call with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Nov. 23, in which he said the automaker planned to boost cooperation with the country on supply chains.    © AP

SEOUL (Reuters) -- Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday that South Korea was among its top candidate locations for a factory it plans to build in Asia for making electric vehicles (EVs), according to South Korea's presidential office.

Musk had made the remark in a video call with President Yoon Suk-yeol, adding that the company planned to step up cooperation with South Korea on supply chains, Yoon's office said.

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