Tesla introduced on Tuesday it’s going to construct a high-volume manufacturing unit for its Semi as a part of a deliberate $3.6 billion funding within the sprawling plant close to Reno, Nevada, generally 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 clients, like Pepsi, have taken supply.
An replace on the Semi program is predicted throughout Tesla’s fourth-quarter earnings name later in the present day.
A brand new battery manufacturing unit on the Nevada web site can be deliberate as a part of the funding. It’ll produce Tesla’s 4680 battery cell and have an annual capability of 100 gigawatt-hours, or sufficient batteries for 1.5 million light-duty autos, Tesla stated.
Tesla Semi supply to Pepsi – Dec. 2022
The funding, which is predicted to create round 3,000 new jobs, is on high of $6.2 billion in investments Tesla has made on the Nevada web site since 2014. The positioning is the place Tesla at present 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 web site for manufacturing of the Cybertruck pickup truck, which might begin later this 12 months.
Tesla is considered planning no less than two extra vegetation for its rising world portfolio. One is a second plant in Shanghai to take capability there to greater than one million autos per 12 months. Tesla talked about the second plant in a letter final Could despatched to officers in Shanghai’s Lingang Particular Space, the place the present Shanghai plant is positioned.
One other plant could also be in-built Mexico. Bloomberg reported final month that Tesla is near saying plans to construct a plant within the automotive hub of northeastern Mexican state Nuevo León.