There are currently over 4.2 million pickup trucks in Texas, making the Lone Star state second in the nation behind California (4.7 million) in truck population. Combined with plenty of land and a business-friendly attitude, it’s no wonder Tesla CEO Elon Musk chose Texas for its currently under-construction Gigafactory outside of the state capital of Austin. Upon completion, this facility will build the Tesla Cybertruck and, more than likely, the Model Y. Yes, Texas loves trucks and business. Ironically, it will be illegal to directly sell those Cybertrucks to Texans.
The Drive reports that the Texas state legislature will wrap up its 140 days of work that began on January 12 this week and won’t convene again until 2023. That’s right. The legislature meets for only a maximum of 140 days every other year.