"It's a huge opportunity, going green isn't just about saving the planet, it's a huge economic opportunity economically."
Mr Musk was previously reported to be interested in a "smart campus" site in Somerset, called Gravity.
According to The Telegraph, Tesla submitted a document to the relevant authorities in order to become an energy supplier in the UK in May last year.
Just a month later, the Government was said to have urgently sought a “four million square foot site” to accommodate a new Tesla gigafactory, with Gravity "trying to secure the enormous letting".
Amid the reported search, Mr Musk's private jet was said to have been spotted at London Luton Airport.
Speculation was revived in February after a letter addressed to Mr Musk was sent to the Gravity site.
According to Somerset Live, Gravity hopes to begin announcing the companies moving to the smart campus in the next few months.
Source : https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1495382/elon-musk-uk-tesla-gigafactory-russia-snub-berlin-electric-vehicle-production164