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Tesla chooses Texas to build its electric pickup truck

Tesla chooses Texas to build its electric pickup truck

The electric car manufacturer Tesla will build a $1.1 billion plant to produce its first all-electric pickup in Austin, Texas.

 

During the presentation of the manufacturer’s quarterly results, its boss Elon Musk did not specify the volume of production, but he ensured a balance with the Californian site, hosting the Roadster “and other future projects“.

 

The site will be located on the outskirts 5 minutes from the airport, close to the Colorado River with a land area of about 8.5 km².

 

The project was already unveiled in November 2019, with production scheduled to begin in late 2021.

 

Since its presentation, the Palo Alto firm has recorded more than 600,000 bookings.

 

This is going to be an ecological paradise (…) open to the public,” he said, adding that the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was in competition with Austin to host the factory, would be considered for future production.

 

The company’s industrial projects come one after another, but they are not alike.

 

Indeed, the manufacturer has long relied on Fremont in California and the Gigafactory in Nevada.

 

At the end of 2019, the Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai produced its first Model 3 outside the Americas.

 

In addition, Tesla points out that the Cybertruck will have to share its production lines with the Semi electric truck and the Model 3/Y duo for the “east and south” of the country in the Texas factory.

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Although the US market is not limited to popular SUVs. The stars of the market remain pick-up trucks, led by Ford F-150s.

 

Tesla wants to shake up the codes by manufacturing its Cybertruck in this crucial segment. And given the number of bookings, it’s a success story in the making.

 

 

Read also > TESLA BECOMES WORLD’S MOST VALUED AUTOMOBILE BRAND AHEAD OF TOYOTA

 

Featured photo : © Tesla

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