If Tesla’s Shanghai site is the largest in terms of EV assembly, then the company’s neighboring Texas facility should be the richest in terms of product lineup. It will be expanding this starting later this month after committing $717 million to meet the needs.
These projects are made known by publications related applications of Tesla. The new production lines are to cover a total of 130,000 m2, about half of which is spent on the production of traction batteries. The buildings for their release will be erected on January 23 this year and will be ready by February 12 next year.
About 40,000m2 will occupy the production lines for the production of power plants for Tesla electric vehicles, which will be produced in Texas. Recall that in the foreseeable future the company has already assembled Model Y crossovers, which should be a Cybertruck pickup, semi-truck, the second generation roadster, humanoid Optimus robots and automatic taxis. Production of more compact and affordable electric vehicles may also take root here, without which it will be very difficult for Tesla to maintain its dominant position in the automotive market this decade. The power plant production line will cost Tesla $85 million and will start operating on January 15 next year.
Tesla’s traction battery cathode manufacturing line will be the third in area and will also require $260 million of total investment. Construction work will start this year on January 30th and end on December 18th. The most modest investment will require a laboratory for testing traction batteries, which will be located in an area of only 238 m2 and will cost the company $3.7 million and be completed by August 25 this year.