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Tesla picks Texas for Cybertruck, semi factory

Texas is the big winner in the sweepstakes to land Tesla Inc.’s up coming gigafactory.

CEO Elon Musk, talking on the company’s 2nd-quarter earnings phone Wednesday, reported design began this past weekend on a two,000-acre web-site outside the house Austin, Texas, along the Colorado River that sits about 5 minutes away from the Austin airport.

Musk reported the locale will be open up to the general public and is generally “heading to be an ecological paradise.”

The web-site will make Tesla’s Cybertruck pickup and semi truck, along with the Design three sedan and Design Y crossover, Musk reported.

Tesla has been eyeing Texas for months. The automaker in June submitted an software with an Austin-place school district in Travis County searching for a tax abatement.

Tulsa, Okla., was also in the working. The town’s 75-foot “Golden Driller” statue was recently repainted by a community Tesla fan club to seem something like Musk, sporting a Tesla symbol on its upper body and a belt buckle emblazoned with the company’s title.

Musk reported he was “extremely amazed” with the presentation to his staff.

“We are going to strongly look at Tulsa for the foreseeable future expansion of Tesla down the street,” Musk reported.