Musk: New plant to be built in central U.S. to produce electric pickups

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that he was building a new plant “in the middle of the United States,” according tomedia reports. Musk said in a tweet that the plant will produce the company’s upcoming Cybertruck pickup truck. “We are looking at the location of the Cybertruck superplant, which will be located in the central United States. “

Musk: New plant to be built in central U.S. to produce electric pickups

He added that the company is also looking to the East Coast for a place suitable for Tesla’s new Model Y SUV.

Cybertruck was released in November and will go on sale in November. According to Musk, the initial order exceeded expectations.

Musk: New plant to be built in central U.S. to produce electric pickups

He told analysts and investors on a conference call in January that for at least the next three to four years, “we’re going to produce as many vehicles as we can, and that’s going to be crazy.” “

The Model Y is an SUV with the same architecture as the Tesla Model 3 compact sedan. The car is expected to perform well later this year.

Tesla has been working to expand its factory footprint quickly. The company currently produces most electric cars at its plant in Fremont, California, and most of its batteries at its plant in Reno, Nevada. Tesla also recently started production at a new plant in Shanghai and plans to build a new plant in Berlin.

Unlike any other pickup truck on the market, the Tesla Cybertruck truck features a futuristic design with a stainless steel body. Starting at $39,900, the car has a maximum range of more than 500 miles (805 kilometers) and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.9 seconds.

It has a maximum traction of more than 14,000 pounds (about 6.35 tons) and a maximum load of 3,500 pounds (about 1.59 tons).