Feature Photo: Elon Musk speaking at a celebration for Tesla’s Cybertruck facility in Austin on April 7. Image: Tesla/YouTube
by Art Benavidez
Austin (Travis County) — Indications are that Tesla is looking to expand its $1 billion Cybertruck facility in Austin.
According to the Austin Business Journal, the company filed a site plan application at the beginning of the month for an industrial facility on 68 acres next to its manufacturing facility in East Austin. Tesla is still moving working through the approval process.
Senior staff civil engineer for Tesla, Logan Grant, submitted the paperwork. Development of some kind seems to be in the works as Elon Musk-led companies have acquired over 2,500 acres of land in East Austin near the Colorado River.
In June, Tesla filed a permit with the city to expand its Gigafactory facility by 500,000 square feet and expand its general assembly 2 and 3 lines, along with utilities.
Speculation exists that supply chain issues have led Musk to look into the possibility of developing a plant so that the electric vehicle company could manufacture its own batteries.