- Tesla is pouring additional resources into its Nevada battery factory as it looks to ramp up production.
- The company’s $3.6B investment will add 3,000 jobs and 4 million square feet to its manufacturing footprint.
- Elon Musk has set a goal for Tesla to deliver 20 million cars annually by 2030.
Tesla is pouring more resources into its Nevada Gigafactory, according to a company announcement.
The EV maker said Tuesday it plans to invest $3.6 billion, add 3,000 additional jobs, and build two factories at Tesla’s facility just outside Sparks, Nevada.
The new factories will build battery cells for light-duty vehicles and Tesla’s Semi truck, which began making deliveries early last month after years of delay.
According to a tweet by the company, Tesla’s additional investment will add 4 million square feet to the Nevada factory’s manufacturing footprint.
The company has plans for the factory to be the largest building in the world, though as of now, it’s only about 30% complete, according to CNBC.
Tesla’s Gigafactories, which are located in Texas, Shanghai, Berlin, and Nevada, build batteries for the company’s electric vehicles.
The massive investment comes as EV competition in the US heats up as traditional automakers add more electric vehicles to their lineups.
To compete, Elon Musk’s company has begun offering steep discounts for some of its cars: prices of the company’s Model 3 and Model Y have been slashed by as much as 20%, according to a calculation by Reuters.
The company has said it needs to ramp up production in order to meet Musk’s goal of delivering 20 million cars per year by 2030. In 2022, Tesla delivered 1.31 million vehicles, a 40% increase from the year before.