The will-known Tesla Semi truck, officially launched at the end of last year along with the very first delivery addressed to PepsiCo, will be made at the company’s huge manufacturing plant located in Nevada. Tesla has recently announced the intention to invest further 3.6 billion dollars to enhance the site production capacity and face the upcoming requests for their electric truck capable of 500 miles (800 km) range.
Indeed, Tesla started investing about $3.5 billion in a gigafactory in Nevada back in 2014, with the aim of producing 35 GWh of battery cells annually. According to Tesla, throughout the years, the investments rose to $6.2 billion, building a 5.4 million square foot gigafactory.
Making room for the Tesla Semi production
To date, Tesla gigafactory in Nevada 7.3 billion battery cells (more than 37 GWh annually); 1.5 million battery packs; 3.6 million drive units and one million energy modules. Now, it’s time to make room for the Tesla Semi production. New investments are expected to generate 3,000 new team members and two new factories. In total, a 100 GWh 4680 cell factory with capacity to produce enough batteries for 1.5 million light duty vehicles annually.