On September 27, according to foreign media reports, electric car manufacturer Tesla is buying more land in Austin, Texas for future expansion.
It is reported that the company has acquired another 381 acres of land adjacent to the company’s Austin super factory.
In July of this year, Tesla CEO Musk said that Tesla’s next super factory will be built in Austin, Texas . The plant will be Tesla’s fifth plant after the Nevada Gigafactory, the New York Gigafactory, the Shanghai Gigafactory and the Berlin Gigafactory, and it will also be the fourth after the Fremont, Shanghai and Berlin plants. Automobile assembly plant.
In August of this year, foreign media reported that Tesla spent nearly $100 million to buy a piece of land in Austin to build its Texas super factory.
It is reported that the factory has begun construction and has begun to recruit people. In early September, Tesla released the “Travis County Colorado River Project Partner Prequalification Report.” The report shows that the “first test run” of the Texas Super Factory is scheduled for December 30, 2020, and the “first substantial completion” is scheduled for May 1, 2021.
It is reported that the factory covers an area of about 2,000 acres, which is the company’s largest real estate so far. It is about 5 minutes from Austin Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Austin.
On September 22 this year, Tesla held a “Battery Day” event. At the event, the company outlined its plan to produce a new type of battery pack.
Now, foreign media reports that Tesla will buy more land near the location of the Texas plant, which indicates that the company may be preparing for another battery production plant, which will increase the company’s total battery output.
The reason Tesla wants to build a battery factory near the Texas plant is that the electric cars that the company will produce there require a lot of batteries.
Musk said that in addition to producing its first electric pickup Cybertruck and Semi electric semi-trailer, Tesla’s Texas plant will also produce Model Y crossovers for customers on the East Coast.