Tesla announces $3.6 billion to expand Nevada megafactory

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, unveils the “Semi” electric truck on November 16, 2017 in Hawthorne, California. (AFP/Veronique DUPONT) #

American electric vehicle maker Tesla announced on Tuesday an investment of “more than $3.6 billion” to expand its Nevada plant, which, among other things, produces its electric truck called the Semi.

“We are investing more than $3.6 billion to continue developing the Nevada gigafactory,” Tesla said in a statement.

This amount slightly exceeds the initial investment in the construction of the plant, which in 2014 amounted to $ 3.5 billion, reminds Tesla.

In fact, two new plants will be created, the manufacturer specified: the first will produce battery cells, “which will have enough capacity to produce batteries for 1.5 million cars a year,” and the second will become “the first high-performance one.” Volume Semi-Finished”.

Tesla plans to recruit 3,000 people there.

The Nevada plant, Tesla’s first “megafactory,” began making batteries in 2017.

Since the construction announcement in 2014, Tesla has said it has invested $6.2 billion in Nevada and directly employed more than 11,000 people.

Tesla currently has four “megafactories” in addition to one in Nevada: in New York, Shanghai, Berlin and, most recently, Texas, which covers the equivalent of a hundred football fields and has been running from the end. 2021.

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