While Tesla is hesitating between Austin and Tulsa, early this morning, I received a Twitter tip by one of our subscribers named "Understand This," who shared that Austin Tesla Club's discovery of Tesla Terafactory Texas appearing on maps, sharing images of Tesla Maps. An hour or so later people discovered that Tesla Terafactory Texas Option also appears in Google Maps.
Google Maps gives the following directions from Hutto, TX to Tesla Terafactory Texas.
From Hutto TX head north on Jim Cage Ln toward US-79 S. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto US-79 N. Turn right onto Co Rd 132. Turn left on 5701 Co Rd 132, Hutto, TX 78634.
Google Maps even provides a website, which shows the property's map. This property, which is a 1486 acre land with dual rail site and 3 miles from Hutto, TX was the runner up to Giga Nevada.
In 2014 Tesla had this property in Hutto, TX, and the Sparks property in Nevada as finalists for its Giga Nevada factory. Eventually, Tesla chose the property in Sparks, Nevada.
According to AP, Tesla now has Austin and Tulsa as finalists for its Cybertruck Terafactory (some call it a Gigafactory), where it plans to build its Cybertruck electric pickup truck and the Model Y crossover.
Tesla is currently in very good financial shape, compared to its situation in previous quarters. This gives wings to its leaders. The demand for Tesla Cars is very strong. Now the third factory should be built in the United States, but where?
Tesla had announced that it would start looking for a site for a third plant last March, before Elon Musk began to be very critical of the current virus, and in particular the containment measures. Tesla's CEO had chosen to defy government measures and restart the production of Tesla in Fremont. No one knows, however, whether the headquarter move is still in the works. We no longer know for sure if other sites than Austin and Tulsa would still be in the race, but in this kind of situation, it is most often the cities themselves that offer themselves. As Elon Musk said earlier, the final decision depends on many factors, including the incentives, logistical costs, access to labor, and quality of life.
Many people think Teslas will choose this property in Hutto, TX as the location for its Cybertruck Terafactory. What about you? One of our sources two days ago told Torque News that Texas will make the Tesla Austin announcement soon.
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