Tesla is spending greater than $3.6 billion right into its Reno, Nevada Gigafactory, and also with component of the money, it prepares to construct its “first high-volume Semi factory,” according to a article released Tuesday.
The firm formally supplied the initial of its long-delayed electrical Semi vehicles to PepsiCo in December, however it shows up Tesla prepares to substantially increase its manufacturing of the new lorry. However, Tesla’s article does not define the number of vehicles the factory could make on a routine basis or when it’s anticipated to open up, so it may be some time prior to that high quantity begins.
In enhancement to the Semi factory, Tesla wishes to utilize the Nevada investment to construct a 100 GWh 4680 battery cell factory, which the firm claims will certainly have “capacity to produce enough batteries for 2 million light duty vehicles annually,” in addition to include 3,000 new workers to the center. For context, the firm claims that the Gigafactory presently creates upwards of 37 GWh of batteries annually, sufficient for around 500,000 cars.
So much, Tesla claims it has actually spent $6.2 billion in the Nevada Gigafactory and also flaunted regarding the battery cells the center has actually generated. But Tesla has actually come under analysis for exactly how the Gigafactory has actually altered the city of Reno and also accusations that it covered medication trafficking and also snooped on Gigafactory workers. The firm likewise runs Gigafactories in New York, China, Germany, and also Texas, and also is apparently preparing one for Mexico.