Tesla Wants To Start Building A New Plant This Summer - Reviews
"Tesla Wants To Start Building A New US Vehicle Plant This Summer."
Tesla Inc wants to start building a large vehicle assembly plant in the Southwestern United States, the company told Texas officials in documents made public this week.
But, in an attempt to win tax cuts, the corporation is already pushing back Texas and Oklahoma against each other. According to rumors, the factory will build Tesla's electric pickup truck and Model Y SUV.
Tesla told officials in Travis County, Texas, on the grounds of what is now a cement operation near Austin, the automaker plans to spend around $1 billion to develop a 4 million to 5 million square-foot automotive assembly plant employing 5,000 workers. But it requires tax deductions, according to documents filed with Texas authorities, to make the site competitive with an alternative location in Oklahoma.
Details of the company's documents were reported by The Austin-American Statesman.
It was not immediately possible to reach Tesla officials for comment, but Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk had previously hinted about a Texas plant, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke about the possibility with Musk.
Commerce Secretary Sean Kouplen of Oklahoma said Tesla remains in the hunt for the plant.
“We’ve pulled together a compelling, well-balanced and, more importantly, a responsible performance-based incentives package to attract Tesla to Oklahoma,” he said in a Thursday statement.
In Fremont, California, Tesla's sole US vehicle assembly plant covers 5.3 million square feet-a a huge plant, but not large enough for the growing business. Tesla had to build vehicles under a tent next to the factory.
After Alameda county officials ordered the Fremont factory to suspend production and deal with coronavirus stay-at-home orders that took effect in March, Musk clashed with California officials. He threatened that potential operations will be transferred to Texas or Nevada. The factory in California has since reopened.