Giga Austin just keeps getting bigger - 2,500 acres w/potential to expand up to 3,500 acres

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News from Austin Business Journal reports :

"In a letter to the federal Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Travis County Judge Andy Brown said that the carmaker's project spans more than 2,500 acres with the potential to expand up to 3,500 acres. That's a much bigger footprint than previously disclosed in state documents."
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News from Austin Business Journal reports :

"In a letter to the federal Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Travis County Judge Andy Brown said that the carmaker's project spans more than 2,500 acres with the potential to expand up to 3,500 acres. That's a much bigger footprint than previously disclosed in state documents."
For some perspective on how much land that is. 1/4 mile by 1/4 mile = 40 acres. The current building footprint is close to 1/4 mile by 3/4. So that's roughly 120 acres.
 

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What is silly is that EVs are supposed to help resolve the damage we are doing to the planet. Building huge concrete structures isn't helping either. I'll leave it at that. peace
 

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What is silly is that EVs are supposed to help resolve the damage we are doing to the planet. Building huge concrete structures isn't helping either. I'll leave it at that. peace
That is true. Which is why replacing a Prius with a Cybertruck isn't very 'green'.

On th other hand, the land they're using wasn't a natural carbon sink, being a flooded strip-mine.

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I am personally not a true environmentalist. I do appreciate the benefits to electric vs gas and it is part of my decision but i am buying because the Cybertruck is Badass.
 

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I am personally not a true environmentalist. I do appreciate the benefits to electric vs gas and it is part of my decision but i am buying because the Cybertruck is Badass.
I don't care how you get here, but I'm glad you are.

-Crissa
 
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