Musk says Texas still in running for Tesla plant

By BLOOMBERG | 27 April 2020

SAN FRANCISCO: Elon Musk said Texas remains in contention for a new factory that will build Tesla Inc.’s Cybertruck.

The company’s billionaire chief executive officer provided the update on Twitter late Friday. He said Tesla’s Fremont, California, factory is already at maximum capacity.

Not saying new Giga will be in Texas, but Cybertruck will be produced there wherever it is, as Fremont is at max capacity

In a separate Twitter post late Friday night, Musk said the company may provide updates on the Tesla Semi and Roadster models later this year.

Musk has publicised Tesla’s plans to build a new factory after US president Donald Trump said the chief executive owed the country a plant. His approach has mirrored a strategy used in 2014 to help score a US$1.3 billion incentive package from Nevada.
Musk unveiled the Cybertruck in November and pitched it as a radically different option from the highly lucrative pickups produced by competitors.

A botched demonstration where Tesla’s design chief cracked supposedly shatter-proof glass generated enormous buzz and prompted the company to sell T-shirts featuring the broken windows.