There’s Going to Be a New Tesla Factory in Austin, Texas: Report

Tesla’s relationship with the state of Texas continues to develop. While just last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Texas state Governor, Greg Abbott, many assumed the meeting to be mere gesturing. Recent media headlines popularized Musk’s relationship with California. Coronavirus orders left Tesla’s Fremont factory closed for nearly three months. In any case, it appears as though Tesla’s has plans for a new factory in Austin, Texas.

A new piece reported by Electrek shows that Tesla shows no signs of hesitating with its newest production facility. As Electrek sources state, “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.”

That’s certainly quite a breakneck pace for the kind of production Tesla hopes to bring to the Lone Star state. Musk seemed eager to move production out of California. However, the decision to move to Texas doesn’t represent such an action at this time. Instead, it’s believed that the new factory aims to serve as the site for Tesla’s Cybertruck production.