‘It’s not true’: Tesla CEO Elon Musk refutes ‘dumb’ rumors that he wants to build a private airport in Austin for himself and top executives
- Elon Musk said Thursday it would be ‘stupid’ for him to build a new private airport in Austin for himself and top Tesla executives
- Two of Musk’s companies, including Tesla and the Boring Company, maintain a significant presence in the Austin metro area
- Tesla is ‘five minutes’ from Austin International Airport, the tycoon said on Twitter, and suggested the airport add another runway
- Musk uses a 2015 Gulfstream G650 but has ordered a new jet which will be delivered next year
In response to a tweet from a report on the supposed new airport on Thursday, the You’re here The CEO said: ‘That’s not true. Tesla is 5 minutes from Austin International Airport.
“It would be silly to build another private airport, but the existing commercial airport needs another runway because Austin is growing rapidly!”
The airport story was originally published by austonia. It’s not yet known if Austin Bergstrom International Airport plans to add another runway to handle the city’s rapidly increasing air traffic.
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The airport story was originally published by Austinia. However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted on Twitter on Thursday that he was not building a new private airport in Austin, Texas.
Elon Musk has no plans to build a new private airport near Austin, Texas, the tycoon tweeted Thursday. Pictured is the tech mogul’s 2015 Gulfstream jet parked at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas
Several of Musk’s businesses, including Tesla (Giga Texas is seen above) and the Boring Company, maintain a presence in the Austin metro area
Giga Texas alone covers 2,500 acres along the Colorado River in southeastern Travis County and is officially Tesla’s headquarters.
Last year, an entity linked to the management of the Boring Company seized 73 acres in northwest Bastrop, according to Austonia, and its headquarters also moved to Pflugerville – an Austin suburb located in Travis County.
The Boring Company address is located approximately three miles from Austin Executive Airport.
This airport has a 6,025-foot runway and more than 130,000 square feet of community hangar space, Austinia reports.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk (pictured above at one of his factories) said on Thursday he had no plans to build a new private airport in Austin, Texas.
Musk tried to ramp up production in the face of multiple challenges — mostly related to supply chain chaos and the impact of inflation on the raw materials that go into electric vehicles — so he likely did more. trips to and from the Austin area
The SpaceX founder is currently traveling on a 2015 Gulfstream G650, but has reportedly ordered a new private jet for delivery next year.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located approximately five miles from Giga Texas.
Musk tried to ramp up production in the face of multiple challenges — mostly related to supply chain chaos and the impact of inflation on the raw materials that go into electric vehicles — so he likely did more. trips to and from the Austin area.
“This factory is losing crazy money right now,” Musk told members of the Silicon Valley Tesla Owners Club in an interview with Giga Texas. “We should be running a lot more cars from this factory compared to a very small amount of cars.”
“The factories in Berlin and Austin are currently gigantic silver furnaces. OKAY? It’s really like a giant roar, which is the sound of burning money,” he said.
Musk said Tesla’s Texas plant is producing a “small” number of cars due to difficulties in ramping up production of its new “4680” batteries and that tools to make its conventional 2170 batteries are “stranded at port in China”.
Building a new private airport would have required approval from the Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Federal Aviation Administration.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located approximately five miles from Musk’s Giga Texas