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October 01, 2020, 06:45:23 am
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« Reply #180 on: August 04, 2020, 04:22:29 pm »

Musk has already said the semi will also be built in Austin.  "In addition to the Cybertruck, Tesla will also build Model Ys and Model 3s destined for the East Coast, as well as the Tesla Semi," Musk said.  https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/22/21334860/tesla-cybertruck-factory-austin-texas-location-model-y

Not that I'm an expert on this, but just seems like given the amount of cars they produce from their existing plant in Fremont that if they plan to grow at the rate many predict I'd bet at some point sooner or later they need a dedicated Semi plant in addition to an east coast plant. Some of that will depend on the popularity of the cybertruck and if they plan a second truck (which Elon has said is likely if demand for a less edgy design is not as popular as they hope). I'd imagine they start production of the semi in Austin but would likely need its own dedicated plant for that at some point.
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« Reply #181 on: August 06, 2020, 06:34:05 am »

Great....(sarcastically)....just what we need - another battery plant here.  As if Picher wasn't bad enough... What new part of the state can we render uninhabitable next?  Between lead and big oil, just try to get a decent water well in NE Oklahoma!

Toto, stop pulling on that curtain!

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« Reply #182 on: August 10, 2020, 01:22:57 pm »

I still think when they get around to building the semi, Tulsa is probably the perfect location for it given our location in the Central US and near major trucking companies and people like Walmart who would be huge customers of the semi.

If Walmart fleet (about 6,000 tractors) was a trucking company, it would be number 10 in the US.  Just ahead of CRST.   Nothing to sneeze at, but not even close to the big ones several of whom have more than twice that many.   Walmart does use other companies a LOT.!  I hauled a lot of Walmart freight when I drove.  To stores and DC's.



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« Reply #183 on: August 22, 2020, 07:51:42 pm »


...and as for the parody video by Retrospec, what was that accent?

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