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Peter Carlsson, the former right hand man to Tesla CEO, is one of the people behind the renewable energy company Northvolt. Dagens Industri reports that the company wants to establish Europe’s largest battery factory, to quicken the process of moving the world over to renewable energy sources. Carlsson writes in a press release Northvolt has been overwhelmed by the interest from municipalities and regions across Scandinavia. The company has talked to some forty stakeholders and decided to proceed in discussions with eight Swedish and two Finnish municipalities about potentially establishing the factory. These are: Gothenburg, Gävle, Luleå, Malmö, Mariestad-Skövde, Norrköping, Skellefteå, and Västerås. The Finish cities of Kotka-Hamina and Vasa are also being considered. Physical preconditions, logistics, local business climate and the ability to attract highly skilled labor have been particularly important in the selection process. “We’re moving forward swiftly to make sure we’re taking a leading role in the European market”, said Northvolt’s CEO Peter Carlsson.