Tesla just reportedly checked out Tulsa and Austin as potential sites for its Cybertruck factory

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Elon Musk presents the Tesla Cybertruck on November 21, 2019. Reuters
  • Tesla representatives visited Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Austin, Texas, this week to scope out a potential site for its fifth Gigafactory, according to a TechCrunch report.
  • The newest Gigafactory will produce the Tesla Cybertruck and Model Y.
  • Tesla will announce which of the two finalist cities will be the site of the Gigafactory in the next three months, and as soon as this month, CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s first-quarter conference call.
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Tesla may be heading south for its fifth Gigafactory, according to a TechCrunch report by Kirsten Korosec.

TechCrunch reported on May 15 that Tesla scouts visited Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Austin, Texas this week as potential sites for a Gigafactory that would produce the Cybertruck as well as the Model Y crossover.

The source told TechCrunch that the two cities are finalists for the Gigafactory site, though a decision has not yet been reached. CEO Elon Musk told investors on an April 29 call that its decision would be made in the next three months, and as soon as the month of May.

Tesla did not immediately return a request for comment from Business Insider.

Musk debuted the Cybertruck on November 21, 2019, and it immediately captured the attention of Tesla fans and naysayers for its unusual design – and Musk’s stunt in shattering the truck’s glass.

In March, TechCrunch reported that Tesla was eyeing Nashville, Tennessee as a potential site, though it’s unclear if the city is still a finalist.

Read the full TechCrunch report here.