TULSA, Okla. — On Wednesday, May 20, the Tulsa For Tesla committee unveiled the new temporary look for the Golden Driller as part of a city-wide campaign to promote Tulsa as a potential site to build Tesla’s newest U.S. Gigafactory.
We first told you about Tulsa, OK and Austin, TX being the two finalists in the running for Tesla’s newest U.S. Gigafactory that will build Cybertrucks and Model Y small SUVs on March 15.
We streamed it on the FOX23 News app:
The Golden Driller is temporarily sporting a Tesla-branded belt and t-shirt, as well as a new but familiar face: Elon Musk.
Tesla For Tulsa officials say the Golden Driller represents the pioneering ingenuity that founded Tulsa.
They say the economic significance of bringing Tesla to Tulsa would positively impact not only the city but the entire state of Oklahoma. In just 12 short years, the Greater Tulsa region has invested more than $3 billion in entertainment, education, arts, sports, downtown housing, parks, river development, and a 100 mile trail system connecting it all.
“It is clear that Tesla and Tulsa were forged in the same spirit. Both founded by pioneers who dreamt big and made it happen. Both trying to change the world with a new kind of energy. Both investing big in what matters most: people,” said Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum. “Tulsa is a city that doesn’t stifle entrepreneurs – we revere them. And as Tesla continues to rapidly change transportation all around the world, I can’t imagine a better place for them to further that important work than Green Country.” Sandy Truong, President of the Tesla Owners Club of Oklahoma said, “Oklahoma already has a strong affinity for the Tesla brand with hundreds of Oklahoma Tesla owners who are very excited and passionate about the possibility of a Tesla plant being in our home state.”
You can show your support for the city-wide campaign by using #Tulsa4Tesla on social media.
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