Tesla recently acquired a 2,000 acre plot of land, just 15 minutes away from downtown Austin, where its new factory will be built. The factory is the companies biggest property to date and has an exceptional potential for growth looking at the massive grounds. Gigafactory Texas will be the production site of the Cybertruck and Tesla Semi, which are expected to hit the market next year, as well as the Model 3 and Model Y.
A chart created by Brandon Knoblauch shows the comparison of Gigafactory Texas to Tesla’s other manufacturing facilities:
Although Gigafactory Nevada looks similar in size to that of Gigafactory Texas, the land found east of Gigafactory Nevada is extremely difficult terrain that would not be ideal to build on, if possible at all.
CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the company plans to produce the Cybertruck, Model Y, Model 3, and Tesla Semi at the Texas site. Plans that will require more manufacturing space which the new site absolutely allows.
Aside from vehicle production, Musk has mentioned a biking trail, a boardwalk, and hiking areas, going so far as to call Gigafactory Texas an “ecological paradise” that will be open to the public.