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‘Giga Texas?’ Musk asks Twitter users to vote on new gigafactory – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks about new Autopilot features during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach/File Photo

(Reuters) – Elon Musk, the billionaire chief executive officer of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), went on Twitter to ask users if the electric carmaker should build a new gigafactory in Texas.

“Giga Texas?” Musk tweeted here giving two options – “hell yeah” and “nope.” The poll garnered over 102,000 responses as of 11:15 p.m. PT Tuesday, with about 80% voting in favor of the new gigafactory.

Tesla currently has two gigafactories in the U.S. and one in Shanghai, China. The carmaker in November announced plans to build its first European factory and design center near Berlin.

During an earnings conference call last week, Musk said that Tesla needs to increase its battery capacity to produce high-capacity models like Cybertruck.

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

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