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Tuesday, 19 July 2022 12:43

Tesla Plans to Expand Gigafactory Texas, Filings Show

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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Tesla is planning to expand Gigafactory Texas, its newest electric vehicle production plant located just outside Austin city Limits, filings show.

Tesla is planning to build on a 68.11-acre plot of land located adjacent to the factory’s main property, with plans for “industrial use facilities with associated improvements,” the filings said.

 

First reported by the Austin Business Journal, the project is listed as a “production support area.” Not many other details are known currently, as the filings show Tesla is still working through the approval process.

 

Tesla has been purchasing additional land, submitting plans for expansion and working to broaden Gigafactory Texas and its entire footprint. In late June, Tesla filed to expand Gigafactory Texas by 500,000 square feet, working on expanding General Assembly 2 and 3. This followed February filings that showed a 220,000-square foot warehouse was planned on site, with construction beginning in June, with a BESS system to support energy generation and storage.

 

Gigafactory Texas is set to be Tesla’s most complete manufacturing facility. Not only will it build Tesla’s most recent and advanced vehicles, but it will also produce the cells that make them the most advanced vehicles, the 4680 cell. It’s a massive facility, three times the size of the Pentagon. It is also the second-largest building in the world by volume.

 

Tesla has been delivering Model Ys from Gigafactory Texas since the company’s Cyber Rodeo event in early April.

 

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