They REALLY want the new factory built there.
Before the coronavirus pandemic struck the world, forcing automakers and countless other economic players to shut down for the next few weeks, Elon Musk made an interesting announcement. A new Gigafactory is on the way to accommodate the production of the Tesla Cybertruck and the Tesla Model Y. The location? Undetermined. Musk's statement read that he's scouting locations in central USA and, not at all surprisingly, states within that region quickly lined up with offers. These included numerous tax incentives, land, and a large local workforce to recruit.
Ultimately, it'll be up to Musk and his top management team but he has since created exactly what he wanted: a state bidding war.
While some state officials directly reached out to Musk on Twitter, a group of Oklahoma residents have taken matters into their own hands by creating a new website to promote the state. They also gave this site the perfect name: bigfuckingfield.com. The appeal to Musk couldn't be more direct.
The homepage reads as follows: "Hey Elon, We hear you need a big f*cking field. We've got just the place for your Cybertruck Gigafactory. It's in Tulsa." The website is actually quite funny with vital information such as the size of the available land (1,500 acres).
And then it gets funny. "Infrastructure? Oh yeah, there's wind, water, natural gas, roads, and sun. Distance to Mars? 150.2 million miles. Species Present? "Capable humans, ready to build some trucks." What about soil quality? "Yummy and vegan-friendly." The website's sarcasm continues with some quotes from some famous names, and so-called "modes" available with the "BFF." There's even a $100 refundable deposit upon purchase of a 1,500-acre BFF.
Elon Musk must surely have a sense of humor and we're sure he'll get a kick out of this website once he sees it, if he hasn't already. But will this unconventional non-governmental attempt to lure the world's No.1 EV automaker to the Sooner State? The competition consisting of Arkansas, North Carolina, Missouri, Nebraska, and Tennessee will do everything they can to win Musk's big new factory deal.