Elon Musk jokingly said that he slept “in the car” before his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, hours after watching the billionaire party in Mexico and Los Angeles, On May 15, 2023, Musk met President Macron at the Elysee Palace to discuss the French leader’s efforts to attract investments to his country. The Telegraph reported on this meeting.
Musk said he hopes that Tesla will make “big investments” in France in the future after the meeting, according to local reports. And the cameras recorded Musk telling Macron that he had to sleep “in the car.”
Hours earlier, the billionaire was seen dancing and partying at the luxurious Cabo San Lucas resort in Mexico, while attending a dance music festival, and Musk was seen dancing and greeting the crowd during a concert by Australian dance group, Rufus do Sol, at the Sundream Festival in the early hours of Sunday, May 14. /May.
The cameras spotted the 51-year-old, who traveled to Cabo from Los Angeles, at a concert hosted by Bosnian-German DJ Solomon at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, on Saturday evening, May 13.
Musk’s flight records in his $70 million Gulfstream jet show he landed in Cabo on Saturday, before departing the next morning for Paris, arriving there on Monday morning.
Despite Musk’s untidy appearance, his meeting with Macron will be seen as an achievement for the French president, as the French leader has faced a decline in his popularity since raising the retirement age in France, and this decision caused months of protests and strikes.
Macron hopes that Musk’s visit will divert attention from this controversy and direct it towards his reform path in support of investments, which includes promoting environmentally friendly initiatives such as electric cars.
In a tweet after the meeting, the French president said the two men discussed France’s attractiveness, progress in the energy and electric vehicle sectors, and digital regulation. “We have a lot to do together,” he added.
Musk was also scheduled to attend a round table discussion on green manufacturing, in addition to a dinner with other businessmen, and in response to a question from BFM TV about Musk’s potential investments, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said, “All the investments we see today are the result of months.” Or even years of negotiations.
Tesla has not made any major investments in France yet, and the only huge Tesla factory in Europe is located in Berlin, which Musk chose despite Paris initiatives.