Tesla Drivers Take Over Tulsa In Hopes Of Attracting Car Company

Wednesday, May 20th 2020, 12:25 pm
By: Amy Slanchik

TULSA, Okla. -

Tesla owners have a jam-packed schedule on Wednesday, driving around Tulsa and stopping at several locations while a film crew gets shots at all their stops.

About 40 people got together at TU's football field to pose for a drone video. They laid down to spell out "4 Tesla." Meanwhile downtown, one of the Tesla drivers' stops was at 3rd and Denver, where they posed for a film crew there.

Recent reports claim Tesla has narrowed down its nationwide search for a location to build a new assembly plant to either Tulsa or Austin. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the factory will be for their new Cybertruck and could be bigger than their California plant.

Folks in Green Country who own a Tesla turned out to help entice Musk to chose Tulsa.

"Cheapest electricity in the nation. It's a great place to grow, might as well have a giant factory here. It's extremely centrally located and it's kinda truck country, so might as well," said Tesla Driver Chad Monhollon.

Also worth noting if you haven't seen it yet on social media the Golden Driller has been given a facelift to represent Elon Musk. Mayor G.T. Bynum tweeted this morning, saying Musk is now the 6th tallest statue in the United States.