Trump Said That It Was He Who Convinced Elon Musk To Build A New Tesla Plant In Texas
US President Donald Trump advised Tesla CEO Elon Musk to build a new company plant in Austin, Texas. Trump said this on Thursday in an interview with Fox News.
"I told Elon to build a plant in Texas. And he [Musk] has already announced the upcoming construction of one of the largest Tesla enterprises in the world in Texas, " Trump said, adding that the company's Chief Executive personally called him on Thursday to inform him of his choice.
The US President did not hide that he personally was very much in favor of establishing the production of electric cars in the territory of this state. "We work with him [Musk] and do a lot for him," Trump acknowledged.
Musk on Wednesday announced the decision to build the second Tesla plant in the United States, a 15-minute drive from downtown Austin on a plot of land with an area of more than 809.3 hectares. The facility will be designed to produce Cybertruck electric pickups, Model 3 sedans, and Model Y crossovers for customers in Eastern North America. In addition to its head office in Fremont, California, the company has an assembly facility in Shanghai and is building another in Germany.
Musk has long been looking for a location for a new electric car manufacturing plant. The main contenders were considered to be the cities of Tulsa in Oklahoma and Austin.
Tesla was founded by Musk in 2003. At first, it specialized only in the production of electric vehicles, but later it also began to create solar panels and other energy storage systems.