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Here we go! The next year is going to be crazy excitement around Tesla, especially for the CT. I am so happy right now. I will drive my CT to GigaTexas for a visit once it fully built. I am thinking it may be a few year out.
 
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The "Good'ole Boys" from Texas will be loving this. Even JR Ewing could see the positives. Cheers guys.
 

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I did not see any nearby railroad tracks and a high voltage power line bisects the property along with some ponds.
 

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Cool, first thing I'll get to do in my truck is drive it from TX to CA.
Now this Boring Company, how long will it take to do the tunnel across the pond, that way I can fly over, take a tour of the factory , collect my truck and drive it back to the UK.
 

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Are you able to pick up a vehicle from the factory? I would love to see the factory and road trip my new truck home.
 

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There appears to be a power station (nat gas) across the river to the south and the southern portion of the Tesla property is wetlands. A noticeable feature in this area is many ditches to collect water. I suspect there will be a fair amount of earth moving to prepare this site.
 

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It‘s very exciting to have two announcements regarding the Cybertruck in one week (stainless steel recipe shakeup and the factory location). We have been clamoring for any official news regarding our trucks and it’s been slim pickings lately.

I think all of the members on here saw this announcement coming. TX had the incentives, workforce, weather and is a desirable place to live.

Curious how far the building contractor will be along by December 31st of this year. I am sure this will foster competition between the Austin Gigafactory 5 and Berlin Gigafactory 4. Here’s a brief summary of the Berlin factory;

Tesla Gigafactory 4 (aka Tesla Giga Berlin) at brief:

  • located in the Berlin-area (in Grünheide, Brandenburg, Germany), near the new airport
  • to produce Model 3/Y starting in 2021 with the Model Y
  • will produce also batteries (for sure modules/packs) and powertrains
  • expected volume of 500,000 annually (unofficial target), initially 150,000
  • expected investment of €4 billion (unofficial). Austin factory will cost $1.1 billion.
  • expected 10,000 jobs (unofficial). Austin will employ 5,000.
 
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ricinro

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Austin has a great university with a great engineering school. Even John B. Goodenough resides there.
After listening to the 2nd quarter comments earlier there were multiple occasions where Musk and others were begging for the best engineers.
I hope young engineers nationwide take notice!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_B._Goodenough
 

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Thanks for posting this! It’s kind of funny reading about the area and it mentioned “moderate traffic.” I that’s about to change drastically!! 🤣
 

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Just down the road from the Circuit of the Americas track. A 3.4 mile fairly new facility which is home of the US Grand Prix. BTW the nearby road, Toll Road 130, is one of the fastest roads in the US. Speed Limit is 85 mph.
 

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Hurry up my 2010 F350 with 200,000 miles may not last untill my cyber truck is ready... Specially considering my place in line.. Somewhere around 240,000...LOL... Patiently waiting Elon./..
Only 200k on a 350? That's not even broken in!
 

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