Elon Musk said the company is evaluating the possibility of developing, designing and building a new high-tech electric vehicle manufacturing plant, which will be located at Austin Green Property in Travis county.
Musk pointed out that if the property purchase is successful and all the required approvals are obtained, the construction of a new electric vehicle manufacturer may start in the third quarter of 2020.
Tesla said in the application that it would create 5000 jobs in Texas if the new electric vehicle manufacturing plant was built.
According to media reports last week, Tesla could generate more than $68 million in property taxes over the next decade if it chose Austin as its next plant.
On Thursday (June 18), musk replied to a report that Tesla had acquired the property in Travis County, saying Tesla had the option to buy the land, but had not yet exercised it. Asked if Tulsa, Oklahoma, was also among the options, musk said the company was considering several options for a new plant.
Last month, Tesla argued with the state of California over the reopening of the Fremont plant during the blockade. Tesla has reopened its plant in Fremont, California, in violation of a shutdown order issued by the Alameda County Health Department, while musk has threatened to move Teslas headquarters from California to Texas or Nevada. Last month, Texas governor Greg Abbott said Texas was a great fit for Tesla.
Source: Qiao JunJing, editor in charge of Zhitong finance and Economics Network_ NBJ11279