Tesla Inc, the Palo Alto, CA-based American multinational electric vehicle manufacturer, the second-most valuable automotive industry titan across the globe behind Japan’s Toyota Motor Co., had been exploring an option to start building a bulky assembling plant in the Southwestern US state of Texas or Oklahoma as early as by the third quarter of the year, the Californian sure-fire tycoon in e-vehicle and autonomous driving technology told in documents to the Texas officials made public on Thursday.
Nonetheless, according to the report released on Thursday, Tesla Inc. had still been gauging the US state of Texas and Oklahoma in a bid to secure tax incentives, while the plant would manufacture pickup trucks and Model Y SUVs, the document revealed.
Tesla seeks tax break to build $1 billion Texas plant
In point of fact, latest breakthrough moves of Tesla Inc., which appeared to be aimed at averting a backlash from the Trump Administration which had been quoted saying later last month the US-based companies having plants outside the country in order to avert the additional taxations would face off a US sanction, came forth nearly months after the Texas Governor Greg Abbott had spoken with Tesla Inc.
Chief Elon Musk about the possibility of an assembling plant in the southernmost US state. However, the Tesla Inc. filings disclosed by the officials in the Travis County, Texas, had told that the automotive industry behemoth had been looking to invest a lofty sum of $1 billion in order to manufacture a 4 to 5 million sq.
ft. assembling plant which would create employment opportunities for 5,000 people in the state adding that the company needed tax breaks in order to make sure that the location what had been a cement operation near Austin for the moment being, would be a better alternative to another potential ground in the US state of Oklahoma. Tesla boss Elon Musk had hinted about prospects of a Texas assembling plant in a tweet earlier this year.