‘Not true’: Tesla CEO Elon Musk says it would be STUPID to build a private airport in Austin for himself and top executives, but suggests the existing airport needs another runway
- Elon Musk said on Thursday that it would be “stupid” of him to build a new private airport in Austin for himself and Tesla’s top executives.
- Two of Musk’s companies, including Tesla and the Boring Company, maintain a significant presence in the Austin metropolitan area.
- Tesla is “five minutes” from Austin International Airport, the mogul tweeted and suggested the airport add another runway.
- Musk is using a 2015 Gulfstream G650 but has ordered a new aircraft to be delivered next year.
In response to a tweet about the new airport rumor on Thursday, Tesla The CEO said, “That’s not true. Tesla is 5 minutes from Austin International Airport.”
“It would be foolish to build another private airport, however the existing commercial airport needs another runway as Austin is growing fast!”
The story about the airport was originally published Austria. There is no word yet on whether Austin Bergstrom International Airport plans to add another runway to deal with the growing air traffic in the fast-growing city.
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The airport story was originally published by Austonia. However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday that he is not building a new private airport in Austin, Texas.
Elon Musk has no plans to build a new private airport near Austin, Texas, the mogul revealed on Twitter on Thursday. Pictured is a 2015 Gulfstream jet owned by the tech mogul parked at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas.
Several Musk companies, including Tesla (Giga Texas shown above) and the Boring Company, maintain a presence in the Austin metropolitan area.
Giga Texas itself covers 2,500 acres along the Colorado River in southeast Travis County and is officially the headquarters of Tesla.
Last year, an organization linked to the management of the Boring Company snapped up 73 acres in northwest Bastrop, according to Austonia, and its headquarters also moved to Pflugerville, an Austin suburb in Travis County.
The Boring Company’s address is approximately three miles from the Austin Executive Airport.
The airport has a 6,025-foot runway and more than 130,000 square feet of public hangars, Austonia reports.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk (pictured above at one of his factories) said on Thursday he has no plans to build a new private airport for himself in Austin, Texas.
Musk has been trying to ramp up production in the face of a host of challenges, mostly related to supply chain chaos and the impact of inflation on the raw materials that make electric cars, so he has likely made more frequent trips to and from Austin.
The SpaceX founder currently travels in a 2015 Gulfstream G650 but has reportedly ordered a new private jet to be delivered next year.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located about five miles from Giga Texas.
Musk has been trying to ramp up production in the face of a host of challenges, mostly related to supply chain chaos and the impact of inflation on the raw materials that make electric cars, so he has likely made more frequent trips to and from Austin. .
“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 have to operate many more vehicles from this plant compared to very few vehicles.”
“Factories in Berlin and Austin are now giant furnaces for money. GOOD? It really does sound like a giant roar, the sound of burning money,” he said.
Musk said Tesla’s Texas plant is producing a “tiny” number of vehicles due to problems scaling up production of its new “4680” batteries, and because the tools to make its regular 2170 batteries are “stuck in a port in China.” .
Construction of a new private airport would require approval from the Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Federal Aviation Administration.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located about five miles from Musk Giga Texas.