Tesla is investing greater than $3.6 billion into its Reno, Nevada Gigafactory, and with a part of the money, it plans to construct its “first high-volume Semi factory,” in keeping with a blog post published Tuesday.
The firm formally delivered the primary of its long-delayed electrical Semi vans to PepsiCo in December, however it seems Tesla is able to considerably develop its manufacturing of the new car. However, Tesla’s weblog submit doesn’t specify what number of vans the factory may make on a common foundation or when it’s anticipated to open, so it may be awhile earlier than that prime quantity kicks in.
In addition to the Semi factory, Tesla needs to make use of the Nevada investment to construct a 100 GWh 4680 battery cell factory, which the corporate says could have “capability to provide sufficient batteries for two million mild obligation automobiles yearly,” in addition to add 3,000 new staff to the ability. For context, the corporate says that the Gigafactory presently produces upwards of 37 GWh of batteries per yr, sufficient for round 500,000 automobiles.