Tesla chooses Texas for its new Gigafactory
Historic mega project for Texas
The electric automaker, Tesla, recently announced that will build its newest Gigafactory near Austin, Texas.
The area takes up about 2,000 acres and will be located five minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Austin. CEO Elon Musk commented that the factory will be an “ecological paradise” and that it will be open to the public. The site will be used to build the company’s Cybertruck, its Semi and the Model 3 and Model Y for the eastern half of North America.
Governor Abbott Welcomes Tesla To Texas
Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement after Tesla announced the construction of Gigafactory Texas in southeast Travis County—an electric vehicle manufacturing facility that will create at least 5,000 new jobs and generate over $1 billion in capital investment.
"Tesla is one of the most exciting and innovative companies in the world, and we are proud to welcome its team to the State of Texas,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas has the best workforce in the nation and we’ve built an economic environment that allows companies like Tesla to innovate and succeed. Tesla’s Gigafactory will keep the Texas economy the strongest in the nation and will create thousands of jobs for hard-working Texans. I look forward to the tremendous benefits that Tesla's investment will bring to Central Texas and to the entire state."