Tesla introduced it would construct a high-volume manufacturing facility for its Semi late on Tuesday as a part of a deliberate $3.6 billion funding within the sprawling plant close to Reno, Nevada, often known as Gigafactory Nevada.
The Semi went into restricted manufacturing late final 12 months at Tesla’s plant close to Austin, Texas, however the reservation course of for the Class 8 semi-trailer truck was closed final August, simply months after it began. It means just some early prospects, like Pepsi, have taken supply.
An replace on the Semi program is anticipated throughout Tesla’s fourth-quarter earnings name later at the moment.
A brand new battery manufacturing facility on the Nevada website can also be deliberate as a part of the funding. It is going to produce Tesla’s 4680 battery cell and have an annual capability of 100 gwh, or sufficient batteries for 1.5 million light-duty autos, Tesla mentioned.
Tesla Semi supply to Pepsi – Dec. 2022
The funding, which is anticipated to create round 3,000 new jobs, is on high of $6.2 billion in investments Tesla has made on the Nevada website since 2014. The location is the place Tesla presently produces batteries and different elements. Timing for the upgrades wasn’t talked about.
Tuesday’s funding announcement comes simply weeks after particulars of a $717 million funding in Tesla’s Texas plant surfaced. Along with low-volume Semi manufacturing, the Texas plant additionally handles Mannequin Y manufacturing for the jap a part of the U.S. Additionally it is the deliberate website for manufacturing of the Cybertruck pickup truck, which might begin later this 12 months.
Tesla is regarded as planning no less than two extra crops for its rising world portfolio. One is a second plant in Shanghai to take capability there to greater than 1,000,000 autos per 12 months. Tesla talked about the second plant in a letter final Might despatched to officers in Shanghai’s Lingang Particular Space, the place the prevailing Shanghai plant is situated.
One other plant could also be inbuilt Mexico. Bloomberg reported final month that Tesla is near asserting plans to construct a plant within the automotive hub of northeastern Mexican state Nuevo León.