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Mon May 18, 2020, 02:44 PM

New Tesla Plant

So a report broke last week that the new plant was going near Austin but then some sources came out and said Tulsa is also in the running (maybe just to get a better deal with Austin?)

Plant is for Model Y and the CyberTruck.

Both locations have plenty of wind power. I have read where in Texas a problem exist that there is an excess of wind at night. Guess who makes batteries? And will be a big user of electricity?

A source familiar with the matter told Electrek that Tesla has chosen Austin, Texas, for its next factory, and itís going to happen quickly.

The race to secure Teslaís next factory is apparently over.

According to a reliable source familiar with the matter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set on bringing the next Tesla Gigafactory, or now Terafactory, to Austin, or at least close to the city.

The people familiar with the project said that Musk has tasked the engineering team working at Gigafactory Nevada to start the process for the new factory, which is expected to make the Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup truck and the Model Y.

Teslaís CEO also reportedly wants to move extremely fast.

We are told that the decision for the site is not set in stone since Tesla was apparently given a few options in the greater Austin area, but Musk is said to want to start construction extremely soon and aims to have Model Y vehicles coming out of the plant by the end of the year.

It would be an even more aggressive timeline than Gigafactory Shanghai.


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Mon May 18, 2020, 03:11 PM

1. Picture this x3 in your beautiful & scenic backyard, Austin.

This is Tesla's Gigafactory in Shanghai.
Austin will be 3 times this size.

Musk doesn't give a shit about you nor your famed pristine, scenic hills of Austin Tx.

Wish you had said 'no thanks'.

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Response to Budi (Reply #1)

Mon May 18, 2020, 04:48 PM

2. Last time I was in Austin was in the summer of 1975

It's changed a lot since then.

Probably 3 or 4 times larger today? Currently the 11th largest in the country (4th largest in Texas).

Automotive plants bring a lot of jobs, not only direct employment but there will be a need for a lot of suppliers.

Assembly plants cover a lot of ground. Just as your video shows - it takes awhile just to drive by.

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