Elon Musk says he has moved to Texas due to starship and Tesla Gigafactory
Elon Musk Revealed his move from California to Texas during The Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual summit meeting on Tuesday.
Musk told the paper Editor in Chief, Matt Murray, While he “has a lot of things that are really great about California,” he believes the state is striving for its success.
CEOs have been hinting to leave California for a while. Back in May, Musk tweeted That Tesla “will now immediately move its headquarters and future programs to Texas / Nevada” Local authorities prohibited the company from reopening its Fremont factory during the coronovirus epidemic.
Tesla is still headquartered in California, as is their aerospace firm SpaceX. But Musk has other business interests in Texas which he cited as factors in his decision.
“We have achieved starship development here in South Texas, where I am now,” said Musk. Large-scale spacecraft and rocket system, which he envisions as the vehicle that would first take humans to Mars. “And then we’ve got big factory developments outside of Austin.”
That factory is Tesla’s Giga Texas – which will be Can be used to make Tesla’s Siebertruck, Semi, as well as the Model 3 and Y for the eastern part of the United States.
Tesla (TSLA) Late Tuesday, could not be reached for comment.
US Senator Ted Cruz, who represents Texas, Tweeted Musk is welcome on the news.
Cruise tweeted, “Texas loves the job and we are very happy to have you as a Texan.”
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