Tesla has narrowed its U.S. reach to two cities and eventually chose a superfactory to build Cybertruck,media reported. The two cities are Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tesla executives recently visited Tulsa to examine two possible superfactory sites, the sources said.
The plant will not only produce the much-anticipated Cybertruck, but also provide a central production facility for the Model Y SUV.
“While I cannot comment on possible projects, it is clear that Tesla and Tulsa were built in the same spirit,” Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said in a statement. Both companies were founded by pioneers who dreambig and realize them. Both try to change the world with a new energy. Both sides invest heavily in the most important things, and that is people. Tulsa is a city that doesn’t kill entrepreneurs — we respect them. As Tesla continues to rapidly change traffic around the world, I can’t think of any other place better suited to their important work than the green sand. The mayor also posted a Cybertruck image of a local police uniform on Twitter.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s office did not immediately respond to media requests for comment, nor did Tesla.
In March, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the company was busy looking for a location for Cybertruck’s new superfactory, but said only that the company was focused on the central U.S. A previous report suggested that Nashville, Tennessee, was another possibility, but it now appears that the city is clearly not on the list. In fact, “Central America” can refer to anywhere — west to Colorado and east to Kentucky.
It is reported that Cybertruck will be put into production by the end of 2021, of which the three-motor version will be the first to enter production. By 2022, the lower-priced version will be in production. Tesla recently delayed production of Semi and new Roadster, which may be one reason for its focus on Cybetruck.