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Report: Tesla Considering Austin, Tulsa for Next U.S. Factory



Texas and Oklahoma are two finalists for Tesla’s next U.S. factory, CNBC reported, citing a source intimately familiar with the site search.

The report said Tesla representatives visited two locations in Tulsa that may be a good fit for the fifth Gigafactory. Austin has been the favorite for the new factory, with Musk making references on Twitter about the possibility of a Texas factory.

Tulsa has had a public campaign to attract Tesla, launching a clever, meme-splattered website. “Seriously, we’re ready to close this deal, and we promise we’ll move fast, like Plaid powertrain fast,” the site says.

Austin and Tulsa are also located in truck country, which makes them a good home for manufacturing the Cybertruck and Semi, which is what is intended for the next factory.

Musk, angry about county health orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, said on Twitter Saturday that the company will move its headquarters and “future operations” out of California.

“Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately. If we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all, it will be dependent on how Tesla is treated in the future.”

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt tweeted at Musk, offering to talk about a deal to bring Tesla to Oklahoma.






Musk said an announcement on the location of Tesla’s next factory in the U.S. could come as soon as this month, but likely within the next two months.

 
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You live in the city limits?
BTW when it came to passing retail electric competition in Tx, The CO-OPS with their super strong lobby said they would not let it pass unless they could decide individually to opt out (not have competition in their service area). Since then, only one CO-OP has not opted out. So if you live in an area served by a CO-OP you cannot choose an electric provider.
 

strider

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Land and labor are quite a bit cheaper in OK than near Austin. Austin is turning into Bay Area 2.0 wrt housing, traffic, and labor costs. I think it would make the most sense to move HQ to Austin (deeper talent pool for those jobs) and put the factory in OK (super cheap place w/ tons of people that know how to actually build things). But I'm biased :)
 

TexasEV

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The Austin area site being considered was identified today. It’s not the Hutto one, it’s 2100 acres east of Austin at Texas 130 and Harold Green Rd., close to the airport. Currently it’s a gravel mining site.
Tesla could get more than $60 million in tax breaks to choose site in Travis County
The incentives mentioned in the article are just from the school district (Del Valle ISD). Certainly there are more from Travis County and the state.
 

Iain

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The Austin area site being considered was identified today. It’s not the Hutto one, it’s 2100 acres east of Austin at Texas 130 and Harold Green Rd., close to the airport. Currently it’s a gravel mining site.
Tesla could get more than $60 million in tax breaks to choose site in Travis County
The incentives mentioned in the article are just from the school district (Del Valle ISD). Certainly there are more from Travis County and the state.

ok, that is definitely in Travis. It looks be right next to or on NL Surf park.
 

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