Tesla wants to start building a new U.S. vehicle plant this summer

By Joseph White Load Error But the company is still pitting Texas and Oklahoma against each other in an effort to secure tax breaks, the documents show. Tesla told officials in Travis County, Texas, that the automaker wants to invest about billion to build a four million to five million square foot vehicle assembly plant employing 5,000 people on what is now a cement operation near Austin, but it needs tax breaks to make the site competitive with an alternative location in Oklahoma, according to documents filed with Texasofficials.