Tesla will build a second U.S. assembly plant in Texas. This was stated by the head of the company Elon Musk against the background of the publication of the quarterly report of the auto concern, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Musk said the site has already been selected – it will be located on a site near Austin. The new plant will assemble Cybertruck electric trucks and trailers, as well as Model 3 and Model Y electric vehicles for consumers in the eastern United States.
In the spring, the only Tesla electric car factory in the United States in California was closed due to the coronavirus epidemic. Musk said in May that he would resume production despite a ban from Alameda County authorities.
The businessman’s decision was supported by US President Donald Trump. He demanded that the California authorities allow Tesla to open and resume assembly of cars “quickly and safely.”
Against the background of the growth in the value of Tesla shares on the American stock exchange Nasdaq on July 21, Musk’s fortune grew by more than $ 5 billion in a day, making him one of the five richest people in the world according to Forbes.