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During the Q2 2020 Earnings Call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company's new Gigafactory will be located in Austin, Texas. This is great news for Texans. The Tesla Owners Club (TOC) in Austin decided to celebrate the company's newly planned factory in their city in a special way, arranging a meetup.
"Hey Elon, up here in Austin, we are so darn stoked. Getting together to meet, to celebrate this momentous decision."
Hey Elon, up here in Austin, we are so darn stoked. Getting together to meet, to celebrate this momentous decision. https://t.co/WXyV3YXuTG— Austin Tesla Club (@AustinTeslaClub) July 25, 2020
On July 25th, about 75 Austin Tesla owners came together to celebrate. The group met on East Riverside Drive and held a caravan to the new site off State Highway 130 and Harold Green Road.
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Well it may not be Frunk Friday, but it’s Saturday and @jamesbuchanan27 visited the Austin Gigafactory site with @AustinTeslaClub and @mekeo21. Super cool. @MFrunker @frunkpuppy @28delayslater @elonmusk @Tesla @TeslaMOD3L pic.twitter.com/z1JL63Ocdn— Griz Calderon (@GrizCalderon) July 26, 2020
During the Q2 2020 Earnings Call, Musk shared some details about the new factory.
"We're also very excited to announce that we're going to be building our next Gigafactory in Texas. It's going to be right near Austin ... The location is five minutes from Austin International Airport and 15 minutes from Downtown Austin, and it's about 2,000 acres, and we're going to make it a factory that is going to be stunning. It's right on the Colorado River. So we're actually going to have a boardwalk where there'll a hiking and biking trail. It's going to basically be an ecological paradise. Birds in the trees, butterfly, fish in the stream, and they will be open to the public as well. So not closed and only Tesla."