Tesla to build Cybertruck in Texas


Electric car giant, Tesla said it has picked Austin, Texas, as the site of its next U.S. factory where it will build its Cybertruck.

Tesla said it aims to have up and running by the end of next year. The facility will also produce the Model 3, Model Y.

Texas is the country’s largest market for pickups, so building the Cybertruck there may give it some extra cred on the open range. Currently, the only other pickups built in the Lone Star state are the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra.

Tesla is aiming to offer the Cybertruck at a starting price of $39,990 for a single-motor, two-wheel-drive model with 250 miles of range, while the top of the line $69,990 tri-motor all-wheel-drive will be able to go 500 miles and tow over 14,000 pounds, according to the automaker.

Tesla had confirmed that it has received over 250,000 reservations for the pickup in the days after it was revealed last fall, while some independent estimates put the current total above 500,000.

The Cybertruck is being engineered with a unibody design that will be constructed with the same type of stainless steel being used for the Starship rocket being built by Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s SpaceX in Boca Chica, Texas, with plans to eventually fly it to Mars.


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