On Aug. 10, electric car maker Tesla paid nearly $100 million to build a land in Austin to build its Texas superplant, according tomedia reports. Last month, Tesla CEO Musk said Tesla’s next superplant would be built in Austin, Texas.
The plant will be Tesla’s fifth after the Nevada superfactory, the New York super factory, the Shanghai super factory and the Berlin super plant, and the fourth after the Fremont plant, the Shanghai plant and the Berlin plant.
The plant, which covers about 2,000 acres, is the company’s largest property to date, about 5 minutes from Austin Airport and about 15 minutes from downtown Austin.
Tesla had previously bought a 214-acre plot of land in China for 973 million yuan ($140 million) to build its Shanghai superplant. In addition, the company bought a 740-acre plot of land in Germany for about $48 million to build its Berlin superfactory plant.
The original owner of the land Tesla bought in Austin was TXI Operations LP, a subsidiary of Martin Marietta, according to reports. TXI Operations LP revealed that it sold the land for $97 million.
It is reported that Tesla’s Texas superplant has begun construction, and has begun to recruit people. According to the recruitment information published on the official website, the company is hiring a number of jobs related to plant construction, including building safety managers, building safety experts, structural engineers, safety managers, construction leaders and so on.
In addition to making its electric pickup, the Cybertruck, the plant will also produce Model Y crossovers for customers on the East Coast, Musk said.