The electric vehicle maker plans to build a 68-acre parcel of land that sits adjacent to the plant’s main property for the purpose of “industrial use facilities with appropriate improvements,” according to the city of Austin. the documents.
Meanwhile, Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent a congratulatory tweet about Tesla’s Fremont and Nevada factories, which have built two million vehicles.
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Tesla is expanding its already huge Gigafactory in Texas as the company turns out 2 million vehicles at its Nevada and Fremont factories. Pictured is the Tesla Gigafactory in Texas, located on 2,500 acres of land near the Colorado River.
“Congratulations to Tesla Fremont + Giga Nevada on the 2 millionth vehicle!” wrote the billionaire.
“To think that Fremont was just an abandoned building and Giga Nevada was just rocks and bushes when it started!
“There used to be a dozen car factories in California. NUMMI was the last to close. Tesla Fremont is now the largest auto plant in North America!”
In response to message in a tweet from Teslarati’s Jonna Kreider, who tweeted a Reuters article about GM making its 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV in Mexico and mentioned that President Biden dismissively Musk, the tech mogul, said:
The Gigafactory Texas expansion was first reported by the Austin Business Journal and the effort is listed as a “manufacturing support area” – with documents showing Tesla is in the process of being approved. Pictured is CEO Elon Musk’s tweet about US factories producing 2 million cars.
The Nevada plant mentioned above makes Model 3 electric motors and batteries, as well as Tesla’s energy storage products Powerwall and Powerpack.
Late last month, Musk said his US factories were “losing billions of dollars” due to supply chain problems and battery shortages. Pictured above, Musk defended his company on Twitter against GM, which recently located one of its electric vehicle factories in Mexico.
“Teslas is the most produced car in the US”
Gigafactory Texas expansion first announced Austin Business Magazine and the effort is listed as a “manufacturing support area” – with documents showing Tesla working through an approval process.
Before Tesla purchased the Fremont, California location in 2010, it was home to GM and Toyota New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc.
The Fremont factory now includes 5.3 million square feet of manufacturing and office space for nearly 22,000 employees on 370 acres of land – with plans for further expansion.
The facility produces the vast majority of Tesla Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles.
The Nevada plant makes Model 3 electric motors and batteries, as well as Tesla’s energy storage products Powerwall and Powerpack.
Gigafactory Texas, which Musk says is the hub of US Model Y production and the future home of the Cybertruck, is located on 2,500 acres near the Colorado River and spans over 10 million square feet.
Late last month, Musk said his US factories were “losing billions of dollars” due to supply chain problems and battery shortages.
“This factory is losing crazy money right now,” he said. explained. “We have to operate many more vehicles from this plant compared to very few vehicles.”
“Factories in Berlin and Austin are now giant furnaces for money. Good? It really does sound like a giant roaring sound, which is the sound of burning money,” he told members of the Silicon Valley Tesla Owners Club in Austin in an interview published Wednesday.
Musk said Tesla’s Texas plant is producing a “tiny” number of vehicles due to problems scaling up production of its new “4680” batteries, and because the tools to make its regular 2170 batteries are “stuck in a port in China.” .
“All this will be fixed very quickly, but requires a lot of attention.
“It will take more effort to bring this factory to high-tech production than it took to build it in the first place.”
Tesla’s biggest concern, he says, is: “How do we keep factories running so we can pay people and not go bankrupt?”
Musk said that Tesla is designed to “protect life on Earth.” The SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO is pictured above as he visits the Tesla gigafactory construction site in Germany.
Before Tesla purchased the Fremont, California facility (pictured above) in 2010, it was home to GM and Toyota New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc.
The Nevada plant (pictured above) makes Model 3 electric motors and batteries, as well as Tesla’s energy storage products Powerwall and Powerpack.
WHAT IS THE TESLA GIGAFACTORY?
Tesla’s last gigafactory in the US is located in Austin, Texas, near the Colorado River.
The name of the factory comes from “giga” – a unit of measure denoting billions.
One gigawatt hour is equivalent to generating one billion watts in one hour—a million times more than one kilowatt hour.
The plant covers 2,500 acres with over 10 million square feet and will be the manufacturing hub for the Model Y and the future home of the Cybertruck.
This is equivalent to world production in 2014.
New York consumes about 52 gigawatt-hours of energy per year.
Tesla also operates very large factories in Nevada, New York, Berlin and Shanghai.