DEAR ELON AND TESLA...

We see what you are doing and feel its time to talk about us...

Tesla and Clarksville, Arkansas

Clarksville has been watching what you've been doing to help the Earth and we feel that it's time for us to talk about moving our relationship to the next level.

    While residing in the Natural State, we see some incredibly beautiful things. From the Arkansas River to the Ozark Mountains, you never know what amazing scenery will come around the next corner and we want to preserve this way of life.
    Because of this, Clarksville is the first 100% Renewable Energy City in the Natural State, beating out Fayetteville and our state capital, Little Rock. But we don't want to stop there; we want to set the pace for the rest of the state.
    Since 2017, Clarksville has been pushing itself towards making Arkansas beautiful by changing the way we think about alternative energy and lifestyles. This is why we want Tesla in Clarksville. We’ve seen your beautifully crafted vehicles stop by during our famous Johnson County Peach Festival every summer and we all agree that you are the next step in helping us change the way we see vehicles.
We believe you are around our next corner and can't wait to see you.

Plus, we see us on your website, so we think you agree. 😉







GREAT MINDS DO THINK ALIKE

Clarksville is one of a few cities in the State of Arkansas to own and operate an electric utility. We are also home to two functional Solar Farms, totaling 9 MW, with a third on the way to power the West River Valley Solid Waste District. The West River Valley Solid Waste District handles Recycling from 9 of Arkansas' 75 Counties.

But Why Clarksville?

With stats like these, why not?

Prime Central Location

While being located right on Interstate 40, Clarksville is in the middle of the major metropolitan areas of Dallas, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, St. Louis, Nashville, Atlanta, and New Orleans – all within a day’s drive.

Fiber-wired Connection

Our City-owned and operated utility company has invested in bringing the information superhighway to the homes and businesses of Clarksville. They can provide reliable symmetrical speeds of up to 10 GB/s to help your company operate at the speed of light.

Great Incentives

Clarksville has a dedicated allocation of revenue for economic development and offers an array of incentive programs to support growing businesses in order to strengthen the local economy and create jobs. Available programs include but not limited to tax abatements and rebates, cash grants, donated or discounted land, as well as training assistance and payroll rebates.

Higher Quality Of Life

With state-of-the-art facilities, the Johnson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) has become a center of medical excellence. Recent recognition for JRMC includes a Level 4 Trauma certification by the state. JRMC is recognized by the Arkansas Department of Health for a Defect-Free Care Award for stroke patient care. Only one other hospital in the state scored higher on care provided to stroke patients than JRMC. This is quite an accomplishment for a small rural hospital.

Recycle Capital of the
River Valley

Home to the West River Valley Solid Waste District (WRVSWD) and Greensource Recycling, and is capable of processing plastic bottles, metal cans, cardboard, electronics, glass, paper, household hazardous waste, and E-waste (batteries, computers, fluorescent light bulbs). Our unique capability lies in the Used Tire Processing or Tire Shredder.

100% Solar Power

The City has a total of 9 MW solar energy production to power all City assets. This leadership in solar power gives Clarksville a competitive edge in the sustainable products and renewable energy category. We are the first city in the Great State of Arkansas to achieve this, beating out Fayetteville and Little Rock.

Constantly Connected

Clarksville can help you be connected to everyone and everything via Interstate, Rail, Water, Air, or even Digitally.

Beautiful Scenery

With the entire northern half of the county in the Ozark National Forest, scenic beauty and outdoor opportunities abound -- canoeing, fishing, hiking, and camping.

That's great and all but why Clarksville?

Has Tesla looked at its logistical nightmare along Interstate 40 lately?


     One of Tesla’s biggest logistical issues is the lack of Service Centers, Showrooms and General Superchargers along the Interstate 40 pathway. It currently is one of the three biggest Tesla Gaps in the United States that is requested by Tesla Owners via the Tesla Motors Club forums. While we can’t help those owners with the gap in North Dakota or the “Bermuda Triangle” between Oregon, Idaho and Nevada, we can help with the I-40.

     Logistically speaking, Clarksville is positioned perfectly on Interstate 40 that not only that allows Tesla to cover this 555-mile gap among Tesla’s Supercharging Network but the lack of a Tesla footprint within Arkansas. Not even our reserved Tri-motor Cybertruck can make that drive without going below the speed limit and begging for a charge (est. 500 mile range)! If you wanted to drive from Oklahoma City's Supercharger to Little Rocks Supercharger, it would take you over 8 hours! If you did it in an I.C.E. Vehicle, it would take less than 5 hours!

     But we don’t want to just help Tesla with its Supercharging Network, Clarksville wants to be Tesla’s gateway to the US Supply Chain. Since Arkansas is home to Walmart and J.B. Hunt, this gives Tesla the opportunity to utilize Clarksville’s location to show off its new Semis, which both companies have publicly announced preorders for. Did we mention not only does Clarksville have a Walmart Distribution Center (which is the Grocery DC of the Year three years running!), Pictsweet Farms and Tyson plants in our town but we are also home to the last Hanes Brand Inc. in the United States? We want to give those Tesla Semis a real place to charge overnight or even during the day between its travels throughout Arkansas and the rest of the country!

     Once firmly planted in Clarksville, Tesla would be able to use the new connections its made to help with placing new Superchargers along the I-40(like Fort Smith, Forrest City), the I-30(Arkadelphia) and even I-55(Blytheville).

     Need more reasons to pick Clarksville? Check out the map and information below that we pulled from your website that will give better details on why Clarksville would be perfect for your new home!

Tesla and the dark, anxiety driven Interstate 40

What does Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis and Dallas have in Common?
Well, they are not along the I-40 but thats where Arkansas and Oklahoma have to go to test drive or even service their Teslas.

  • 555

    Miles between OKC and Jackson, TN
  • 2

    Current Live Superchargers in Arkansas but with 5 more planned
  • 5

    Number of hours to closest Tesla Showroom
  • 2

    # of companies based in Arkansas who preordered the Semi, Walmart(5 USA, 40+ Canada) & J.B. Hunt(40)

Stephen Warren

Project Developer
Tesla Stockholder
Cell. 4797743908
Personal Website

​Jessica Gunn

Executive Director, Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
Phone. 4797542340
Chamber Website

Stephen Houserman

Economic Developer
Cell. 5187758712
Office. 4797546486
Clarksville Untapped

David Rieder

Mayor of Clarksville
Office. 4799701651
City of Clarksville Website