Tesla's $350 million Construction of Model3 Motor Production Line
According to foreign media reports, Tesla plans to build a $5 billion super battery factory in Nevada, USA this year, which will invest an additional $350 million to build a production line for the Model 3 in the super battery factory.
Just as automaker Tesla said it was preparing to start Model3, a new affordable model for the mass consumer market later this year, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said on Tuesday night that Tesla said Pull plans to build a $5 billion super battery factory in Nevada to produce electric motors for the Model3.
According to Nevada Governor Sandova’s annual speech, ElonMusk’s company Tesla plans to invest an additional $350 million to build a production line in the super battery factory for the production of electric motors and gearbox components. . Model3 will be produced at its facility in Fremont, California.
Sandova also said that Tesla’s move would create 550 new jobs.
For Tesla, moving the motor production line to a super battery factory in Nevada will help maximize the car capacity at the Fremont plant. Tesla's goal is to produce 500,000 vehicles a year, and achieving this goal requires making full use of its land of up to 5.3 million feet of production space.
The Fremont plant is inland, but Nevada's superbattery plant has an area of approximately 3,200 acres, enough for Tesla to transfer its electric motor production line to its Nevada facility.
Sandova also mentioned in his speech: He is very grateful to Tesla for his commitment to national economic growth, and he pointed out that the company has made a great contribution to Nevada's economic growth.
At present, Tesla has about 1,000 full-time employees, and about 2,000 construction workers are active in construction factories.
In September 2014, the Nevada state legislature and governor approved a nearly $1.4 billion tax incentive plan, and as part of the plan, Tesla agreed to add 6,500 jobs. But Musk also said that the final factory will employ 10,000 people.
Electric car manufacturer Tesla expects the plant to have more than 10 million square feet of operating space and, once completed, become the world's largest building. The plant's current structure covers an area of approximately 1.9 million square feet and has approximately 4.9 million square feet of operating space on multiple floors, with the plant currently being built 30%.
At present, Tesla has begun to produce batteries in the super battery factory. With the addition of the electric motor, most of the Model 3's electric drive systems are manufactured at the Nevada plant. Tesla has begun mass production of lithium-ion batteries at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center in early January. In the second quarter of this year, Nevada's super battery factory plans to begin producing batteries for its Model 3, which sells for $35,000.
Tesla plans to ship the battery pack and motor to the Tesla plant in Fremont, California, where it will begin production of Model3.
Another spokesperson said that Tesla may not receive any additional incentives other than the deals agreed with the state in 2014. However, Tesla will receive the same property, sales tax incentives and work credits as the super battery factory. In other words, sales tax revenue will be extended to Tesla's investment equipment to help it produce electric motors.
By 2018, Nevada is likely to produce 35 million/hour of lithium-ion batteries every year, almost the same as in other battery-producing regions of the world.