Just this morning I reported about a beautiful piece of huge commercial property outside of Austin that maybe the location of Tesla’s next Cybertruck Terafactory in Texas. Now reports are coming about Tesla visiting that site in Hutto TX since earlier this year and it’s RCR Taylor Logistics Park and even more.
It looks like they are building a huge logistics park to handle train loading as well at the RCR Taylor Logistics Park and the Phase 1 opening this Fall 2020. Let’s see what’s in it and why would Tesla be interested in this area.
An article in Teslarati reports that Tesla “has been scouting for land in the outskirts of Austin and in nearby Taylor, roughly 30 miles northeast of the city, since earlier this year. While there have been no property sale records that link back to Tesla or an entity related to the company, sources tell Teslarati that the company is considering the acquisition of several large parcels of land near the industrial zones in Taylor.”
So what’s in the Taylor Industrial zone outside of Austin in Hutto, TX?
It’s 11 minutes away from Hutto TX and 30 minutes north of Austin. In fact, Giga Berlin isn’t in Berlin either, it’s about 20-30 minutes outside of Berlin.
This RCR Taylor logistics park, which is a huge industrial area outside of Austin, is a Master Planned Rail-Served Logistic & Industrial Park serving The Greater Austin & Central Texas Area and offering dual class 1 service provided by Union Pacific & BNSF.
Did Tesla already start building the Terafactory in Hutto, TX?
In a discussion on Reddit, one user, who lives in the area and drove through the area suspects Tesla may have already started the work at this property before making the announcement (no wonder they have been visiting the sites in early 2020). Here is what he writes.
“I just drove through Frame Switch on my way to work an hour ago and I remembered that there are concrete pilings that look like bridge supports going up south right here too. There's absolutely nothing out there that would need a bridge to connect to, I wonder if they're already starting the infrastructure before making the announcement. I can take a picture tomorrow on my way in.”
I am wondering if Tesla is already starting the infrastructure before making the announcement.
This seems quite a Musk-like possibility. Start when? It should have been started already as I reported earlier sources to say Tesla is interested to start very quickly and have the first Model Y crossover rolling off the assembly line by December 2020.
What do you think, could Austin also become the new headquarters of Tesla if once it becomes the chosen location of Tesla's Terafactory? We don't know yet, but Austin is a huge center for tech talent. Austin is a big center for Tech Talent and could be a great location for Tesla's headquarters or a secondary headquarter.
What do you think? Let's discuss in the comments section, please.
Image reference: RCR Taylor Logistics Park
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