Tesla Gigafactory Nevada Expansion Announcement

On 2023-01-24 Tesla announced, “Continuing Our Investment in Nevada”:

To date, the team at Gigafactory Nevada has successfully produced:

  • 7.3 billion battery cells (37 GWh+ annually)
  • 1.5 million battery packs
  • 3.6 million drive units
  • 1 million energy modules (14 GWh+ total)

To complete this work, we directly hired more than 11,000 team members.

We will be investing over $3.6 billion more to continue growing Gigafactory Nevada, adding 3,000 new team members and two new factories: a 100 GWh 4680 cell factory (with capacity to produce enough batteries for 1.5 million light duty vehicles annually), as well as our first high-volume Semi factory. Semi is our fully electric combination truck, with 500 miles of range and energy consumption of less than 2 KWh per mile.


More of a construction restart. Construction stopped prematurely a while back:

My assumption is that they realized the local infrastructure would not support the full plan.

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The announcement event included the governor of Nevada who spent some time talking about upgrading Interstate 80 and other infrastructure in the area, to much applause from the attendees.

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