Tulsa, Oklahoma, is doing its best to compete with other cities for a new plant in Tesla’s Cybertruck electric pickup truck. In addition to olive branches such as tax break support, netizens recently discovered that the iconic Golden Driller driller statue in the area had been given a new look — depicting Elon Musk’s face, a large red T-Shape logo on his chest, and a belt buckle with the WORDS TESLA printed.
The Associated Press reported that the city of Tulsa is currently competing with “finalists” such as Austin, Texas, for the Tesla Super plant in the middle of the Country.
Local media Tulsa World shared photos of the site to the public, and passers-by picked up their phones to comment on Twitter.
But one local resident quipped that the fossil fuel-era memorial statue was trapped in the new clothes of the electric car maker.
Media Cnet/Road Show tried to contact the mayor’s office, but declined to comment on the matter, saying euphemistically: “Tesla and Tulsa were forged with the same spirit.”
The mayor admires entrepreneurs like Musk, and as Tesla continues to rapidly change the way transportation travels around the world, it’s hard to imagine that there are more places better suited than Tulsa to take on this important job.