Tesla Will Build “2 or 3” New Gigafactories In The U.S.
Go big or go homeby Jonathan Lopez, on
Out in the Nevada desert, near the city of Sparks, Tesla is busy building something called Gigafactory 1. Occupying some 24 million square feet and soaking up roughly $5 billion in investments, this mammoth facility is destined to create the lithium-ion power cells used to motivate Tesla’s various EV models. It is, without a doubt, a truly massive undertaking, tasked with mass-producing the components needed to transform the way the world consumes its energy. But Tesla isn’t one to rest on its laurels, and the latest news is that there are now a few more Gigafactories coming down the pipeline.
Tesla CEO and possible inter-dimensional renegade, Elon Musk, confirmed as much recently at the National Governors Association, according to a recent report from our friends over at elektrek. Details on the exact where and when these factories will be built are still forthcoming, but you can rest assured the states will be clamoring to get those Tesla manufacturing jobs within their borders. Further gigafactory construction is expected overseas, including in Europe and Asia. In addition to churning out batteries, the new factories are also expected to have a hand in creating the Tesla powertrains and final vehicle construction.
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Say what you will about Musk and Tesla – the ambition is infectious. With the first Model 3’s now rolling off the assembly line, the popular EV producer looks like it’s finally fulfilling its promise of bringing all-electric transportation to the masses.
Regardless, this is great news, even for non-EV enthusiasts. Additional domestic investment is definitely appreciated, while lower prices for all-electric vehicles will provide wiggle room for those of us who still enjoy internal combustion. Lower gas prices incoming.
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