Tesla’s Megapack Megafactory in Lathrop, CA, Abuzz with Activity

Tesla’s Megapack Megafactory in Lathrop, CA, Abuzz with Activity

By Simon Alvarez, Teslarati
Published
Dec. 21, 2022

A look at Tesla’s vehicle production facilities in Texas and Fremont, CA, show the EV maker is putting the pedal to the metal as 2022 comes to a close.

If recent images of the company’s Lathrop, CA, Megafactory are any indication, it appears Tesla Energy is also digging deep to end the year on a strong note.

Tesla’s Lathrop Megafactory produces the company’s flagship battery storage product, the Megapack. The facility held its groundbreaking ceremony last year.

Recent drone images and footage taken by members of the Tesla community have indicated the Megafactory is currently abuzz with activity. A video posted by D. Reyes on Twitter showed the Megafactory’s holding lots being filled with Megapacks ready for delivery. Images shared on Twitter by the Tesla Owners Club San Joaquin Valley group show the facility’s parking lot was filled with employee vehicles as well.

Later comments from the Tesla Owners Club group noted the Megafactory is currently operating around the clock, suggesting Tesla Energy is pushing hard to ensure the business can produce and deliver as many Megapack batteries to consumers as possible before the end of the year.

Tesla’s Megapack batteries are a crucial component of the company’s plans for a sustainable energy future. And so far, the product has been successful. As noted by Tesla in its Q3 2022 Update Letter, the company’s energy storage deployments have been on the rise, increasing by 62% year-over-year in Q3 to 2.1 GWh.

In the Update Letter, Tesla said this growth was particularly impressive considering the chip shortage.

“Demand for our storage products remains in excess of our ability to supply. We are in the process of ramping production at our dedicated 40 GWh Megapack factory in Lathrop to address the growing demand,” Tesla wrote.

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