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Old 05-27-2020, 09:03 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Tesla’s next factory is going to be in Austin, Texas, and it’s going to happen quickly:

https://electrek.co/2020/05/15/tesla...-austin-texas/


The race to secure Tesla’s 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.
There has been no official announcement; in fact, if you note the specific wording via the quoted statement, it states Musk is 'set on bringing' Tesla to Austin (which has been speculated by 'sources' for months, if not years). It does not state it's 'official' nor does it indicate a specific site (of several being considered) if it were. Official announcements speak to specific location and detail (rather than generically referencing in Austin or 'at least close to it').
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Old 05-28-2020, 02:05 PM
 
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Funniest part is watching Oil Country (Texas and Oklahoma) offer deals for the Death of Oil.

(Electric Vehicles)

Should be fun to watch.
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Old 05-28-2020, 06:02 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Funniest part is watching Oil Country (Texas and Oklahoma) offer deals for the Death of Oil.

(Electric Vehicles)
Anyone who isn't thinking globally ((increasingly restrictive emissions and fuel-efficiency regulations, for example) or financially ($250B in the development of new EV's by various automakers) simply isn't thinking. That Austin may be the site for production of Tesla's new cybertruck is more than fitting, all things considered - and it may be 'bullteproof' as well, lol.
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Old 05-28-2020, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Cool, rooting for Tulsa, good city that needs a feather in its cap.
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Old 05-29-2020, 09:12 AM
 
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Funniest part is watching Oil Country (Texas and Oklahoma) offer deals for the Death of Oil.

(Electric Vehicles)

Should be fun to watch.
Economically, politically, culturally, and environmentally speaking, Austin is more closely related to SF than it is to Houston.


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Cool, rooting for Tulsa, good city that needs a feather in its cap.
I agree that Tulsa is a good city, but the constant refrain from Tulsa is that Tulsa needs a Tesla plant. That's not how site selection works.

Austin is not going to be played against Tulsa to get extra incentives from the state of Texas. This is a corporate sham; everyone found this out during the Amazon HQ2 "search".

There is a 99% chance that Tesla has already decided where to locate, and has already purchased land. FYI, Tesla owns a 1486 acre tract outside Austin (which is Tesla's largest land holding in the world)

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Old 06-06-2020, 07:25 AM
 
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Funniest part is watching Oil Country (Texas and Oklahoma) offer deals for the Death of Oil.

(Electric Vehicles)

Should be fun to watch.
There is lots of wind power in Texas and Oklahoma and has been so for years.
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Old 06-10-2020, 06:27 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I think this news is related to the thread, although it's about SpaceX (still Musk).

They've decided to terminate their lease in Los Angeles and concentrate production mainly in Texas (and some in Florida).

From article:

The company said it would instead manufacture what was now known as Starship, and its Super Heavy booster, at its South Texas test site as well as a facility in Cocoa, Florida, not far from the Kennedy Space Center.

The decision to once again terminate the port lease, along with an earlier decision to halt Starship work in Florida, makes South Texas the hub of Starship production work. SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted an aerial photo of that “Starship Production Complex” June 6, a cluster of buildings just down the road from a test site at Boca Chica Beach.
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Old 06-10-2020, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Huntsville Area
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Future car factories need to be built in the Mid South where all the components suppliers have factories up and running to provide seating, wiring harnesses, wheel/tires for companies like:

Honda, Mercedes, Nissan (2 factories), Honda, Toyota, Kia, Hyundai, Toyota (2 factories) and GM.

The salaries are cheaper, and half the U.S. is within a day's drive of the region.
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Old 07-10-2020, 07:37 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Regardless if Tesla's anticipated cybertruck production lands in Austin (as anticipated) or not, the bigger news is relative to its competition, the Rivian R1T, which will roll out by early 2021 (according to Scaringe).

Incidentally, Rivian is an Amazon-backed startup - for all the people who love to hate AMZN. :-)
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Old Today, 09:09 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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It's official - Tesla is expanding in Austin (technically, just outside of).

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