Elon Musk floats possibility of third Tesla factory in USA
While speaking on a podcast on Monday, Elon Musk floated the idea of a third Tesla factory in the USA. Tesla Motors has its headquarters in Fremont, California, which is currently responsible for all of Tesla manufacturing in its home country. The company has one more gigafactory in Shanghai and an upcoming one in Berlin. In July 2020, Musk even signed off on building a gigafactory in Austin, Texas.
The Austin facility dubbed the “Giga Texas” is planned to ease the tension from the Fremont factory. Musk said that the third factory in the USA would probably come into existence in the Northeastern corridor of the country. In the podcast, the Tesla boss said “at some point, there’ll be a third Gigafactory, probably.“
“This is literally a spur of the moment rough guess, probably we’d start construction in four years-ish,” Musk said. “That’s just like my sort of stream-of-consciousness guess.”
Some of the biggest cities in the USA are in the Northeastern belt. This list includes the metropolises of New York, Washington D.C., Boston, and Philadelphia.
The Giga Berlin, which is in development in the Brandenburg countryside, was announced in 2019, to increase its presence in Europe. It will propel the manufacturing of the Model Y, and is scheduled to be completed in 2021.
Tesla also has battery production sites in Reno, Nevada, and Buffalo New York.