After all that transpired with Elon Musk and California lawmakers, it seems a decision has been made to break ground in another state. Tesla, according to Electrek, has decided to make the move to Austin, Texas.
We can all only assume why Elon has decided to break ground outside of California after the constant tweets he has been showering into the Twitterverse. Sources state, Elon has put a rush on the project, requesting engineers from the Nevada Gigafactory to start drawing up plans.
According to sources from Electrek, Musk would like to have Tesla Model Y’s being built out of the new Gigafactory, or Terafactoty, before the end of the year. Texas governor, Greg Abbott, goes as far as stating he has had talks with Elon Musk and feels the move to Texas is a perfect fit. With the other plants employing numerous employees, it is safe to say all states would love to house Tesla.
The current plant in Fremont employs about 10,000 employees, which would be a great plus for the state of Texas. This would provide thousands of jobs for citizens within the state. The decision to make the move greatly benefits the state and all those involved. The plant could be the location used to manufacture the Tesla Cybertruck. With Texas having a dense truck loving population, it only seems right that this move is made.
Whether or not the Fremont plant will be affecting by this decision isn’t clear at the moment. The move could simply be one to add to their network of manufacturing plants. In time, we can assume Elon will provide a clear answer regarding the decision. This would mean having to shut down Tesla’s Gigafactory within the US just to move all their equipment. Which most could argue he is already being forced to do with the stay at home order.