Reportedly the city of Oklahoma has been chosen as the site for building a production plant for Tesla’s Cybertruck. The mayor of the city, G.T. Bynum, has put forward his conditions that the Gigafactory for the production of Cybertrucks will be permitted if police Cybertrucks are also manufactured by Tesla. Mayor Bynum tweeted, “If Tesla and Tulsa team up to change the world, it would only be right to buy local.” Moreover, the mayor also announced the finalists of the selection for the best sites to put up the plant. The tweet also had a picture of a Cybertruck painted in the regalia of the local police cars. The plant is to be made in a central area, and the company already has a few spots in mind.
Tesla has chosen to remain quiet about the progress, but Austin city in Texas and the state of Missouri seem to be active candidates for building a Cybertruck Gigafactory within their boundaries. The interest in hosting Tesla’s new plant stems from the massive job opportunities it would bring to the place. Similar plants of the company in other districts and states have the capacity to employ close to ten thousand workers. Now, with the introduction of smart manufacturing and big data in manufacturing, the workforce requirement would be curbed; however, something is better than nothing. Therefore, the cities and their mayors welcome the Gigafactory by Tesla.
Tesla has not revealed the number of workers the new plant will employ, but if it is of a similar scale as its Fremont, California-based plant, the workforce might be expected to be around 10,000. The California plant is equipped t o build Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X, and Model Y. Musk has mentioned that the new plant to be built in the Central U.S. will also manufacture Model Y. The employment opportunities in this economic slump will be a major benefit of the proposed plant.