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Elon Musk asks Twitter if it wants to see a gigafactory built in Texas

Elon Musk has issued a poll on Twitter asking followers if they want to see a new gigafactory built in Texas. While he didn’t expand much in the post, it has gained over 139,000 votes in the first four hours with almost a full day left to go. At the time of writing, “Hell yeah” responses are beating “Nope” responses 79.3% to 20.7%.

Now that the Chinese-based Gigafactory 3 has been built and Gigafactory 4 construction is underway in Germany, Musk is trying to find the next location for a new gigafactory. The firm also has Gigafactory 1 and Gigafactory 2 based in Storey County, Nevada, U.S., and Buffalo, New York, U.S. respectively.

At an earnings call last week, Elon Musk outlined the vital need to ramp up battery capacity to produce high-capacity models such as the Cybertruck. Commenting on the matter he said:

“We’ve got to scale battery production to crazy levels that people cannot even fathom today. That’s the real problem.”

Throughout Monday and Tuesday, Tesla had been enjoying a rise in share price with prices going from $650 to $960 before tapering off slightly towards the end of trading on Tuesday. It’s unclear what effect Musk’s tweet will have the price going into Wednesday but in pre-market trading, the price was down 1.7% on yesterday’s close price.

Via: Reuters

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