Nevada, New York (USA), Shanghai (China), Berlin (Germany) and now Austin (USA). Tesla continues to weave its industrial web against a backdrop of mega-factories, with now five sites to its credit around the world. On April 7, 2022, the inauguration of the new American gigafactory took place, bearing the sweet name of “Giga Texas”, in the south of the United States, far from the Californian culture. To celebrate the extraordinary growth of his company, as well as his establishment in Texas, his adopted land, the whimsical boss Elon Musk had planned everything: 15,000 guests, cowboy look, nightclub decor, show with fires fireworks, concerts, barbecues and other entertainment, etc. A horde of fans had even made the trip, and a live broadcast on the Internet was planned.
The $1.1 billion Tesla mega-factory
If the social networks panicked on the sidelines of this event, the brand of high-end electric vehicles did not communicate directly. But some wanted their “golden ticket”, in reference to the film Charlie and the chocolate factory, to be the first to discover this site spanning 74 hectares, an area equivalent to a hundred football pitches. The building is “longer than the Burj Khalifa tower” boasted Elon Musk, in reference to the tallest skyscraper in the world, located in Dubai. And to add: “It is the most sophisticated automobile factory ever seen on earth. […] Materials go in one side, cars come out the other. »
It should be noted that Giga Texas is already operational, with activity having started at the end of 2021. Like the other four, the mega-factory produces 100% electric vehicles, but also equipment and batteries on a very large scale. This facility, valued at more than $1.1 billion, will significantly increase the production of electric vehicles and serve as a launch pad for future products, such as the highly anticipated Cybertruck pickup or the semi truck, which should begin production in 2023. The humanoid robot Optimus, which “will do what humans don’t want to do”, also listed in the catalog. Entrepreneur Elon Musk also again promised a ” robot taxi » completely autonomous. The Austin gigafactory should also release the Model 3 and Y. In the immediate future, the boss of Tesla has set the factory’s goal of producing 500,000 Model Ys per year. Remember that the site is supposed to employ 10,000 people in the long term.
Tesla wants to produce 2 million vehicles by 2023
According to analysts, the company’s annual global production is expected to increase from around 1 million vehicles in 2021 to around 2 million in 2023. Elon Musk, for his part, plans to increase deliveries (1 million) by 50% on average per year and should still “comfortably” exceed this target in 2022.
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