Tesla speeds towards opening new factory in Austin, Texas!

Tesla speeds towards opening new factory in Austin, Texas!

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Tesla has reportedly chosen Austin, Texas as the location for its next factory. According to a source familiar with the matter, the decision was made quickly and Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to move extremely fast with construction. The engineering team at Gigafactory Nevada has been tasked with starting the process for the new factory, expected to produce the Cybertruck electric pickup truck and Model Y. Musk reportedly aims to have Model Y vehicles rolling out of the plant by the end of the year. Although it’s an aggressive timeline, it’s not impossible, as general assembly will be the first phase of construction.

What’s surprising about Tesla’s decision is the timeline. It’s unusual for a car manufacturer to set up a new factory and produce new vehicles within several months, particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing. However, Tesla is known for its unorthodox approach to manufacturing and has set similar timelines in the past. With the new factory location near Austin, Tesla will be able to tap into the city’s existing tech talent pool.

Tesla has also had connections to Austin in the past. Previously, the company hired chip engineers from AMD in Austin for its Autopilot hardware 3.0 and has an office there for its Autopilot hardware engineers. Musk has also mentioned moving Tesla’s operations to Nevada and/or Texas recently.

While the timeline seems aggressive, Tesla has a proven track record of delivering on its promises. The new factory is expected to produce Tesla’s new Cybertruck electric pickup by late next year. As a journalist specializing in electric vehicles, I can’t wait to see how Tesla will tackle this new challenge and how the factory will contribute to the growth of the company.

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