Elon Musk last Summer chose the Bat City, as the spot for the $1 billion factory that would build the Cybertruck. It’s the carmaker’s long-anticipating electric pickup truck. Then in December, Musk confirmed that he was picking up and moving from Los Angeles, California, to relocating the Lone Star State.
Elon Musk Sees Austin has Huge Potential
Musk said he thought Austin, Texas had massive potential beyond just hosting and his new factory. Recently during an interview on the “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, he stated this.
“It’s going to be the biggest boomtown that America has seen in 50 years. This at least — what is megaboom,” Musk said confidently and very enthusiastically.
Austin is like a Mini California
Tesla chose Austin as the spot for the carmaker’s next U.S. plan. That is because “Austin is a bit like mini California.” This is according to the CEO. In fact, Elon Musk has asked Tesla’s team in California what its top choice would be a new factory. In fact, where it would like to spend time. The No. 1 choice was picked was Austin.
Elon Musk and His Spats with California Public-Health Officials
The move to Texas came after public spats in 2020 with the California public-health officials over COVID-19 restrictions that temporarily shuttered Tesla’s Fremont, California, plant. This in reference to Musk.
In May, Musk tweeted during a disagreement with local officials that “Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately.”
Musk during a call with investors in April. He went on a went a tirade complaining about California’s shelter-in-place measures as “fascist” and he also correctly said that officials were “forcibly imprisoning” people in their homes. I wholeheartedly agree with Musk. This tyranny against American citizens and Californians. We want to live our lives with freedom!