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Tesla in search of locations for Cybertruck factory in central US

San Francisco: Elon Musk tweets Tesla looking for a new factory location in the central US to build Cybertruck Gigafactory.

"Scouting locations for Cybertruck Gigafactory. Will be central USA," Musk tweeted Tuesday.

He said that the company is eyeing the East Coast for production of the company's new Model Y SUV. Sources say Nashville is on a short list of contenders. 

Tesla already operates a factory in Fremont, California, where it manufactures the Model S, Model X, and Model 3. Tesla also has a "gigafactory 2" in Buffalo, New York where it is producing solar cells and modules.

Additionally, Tesla also started preparing the site for its first assembly plant in Europe. Meanwhile, the Cybertruck Owners Club has claimed that the pre-orders for the Tesla Cybertruck have reached five lakh, an average of almost 6,000 each day since November 2019.

After the unveiling, Tesla started taking pre-orders for the truck with a $100 deposit per reservation, news portal Electrek reported on Thursday.

Around 17 per cent of reservation holders want the single motor Cybertruck, which is the less expensive version starting at just $40,000.

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