Tesla plans to expand California battery facility

Project "Roadrunner" to battery facility in Tesla

Project “Roadrunner” to battery facility in Tesla.

Tesla Inc. plans to build an expanded battery facility research and manufacturing facility in Fremont, California, to be operated around the clock, under a project dubbed Roadrunner, documents from the city government showed.

The plan signals the U.S. electric vehicle maker’s efforts to make its own batteries.

Tesla, which said it currently has a “small-scale” battery manufacturing operation in Fremont, applied for city government approval to build an expanded battery operation. It estimated construction of the project, including the installation of all manufacturing equipment, can be completed in around 3 months.

Workers assigned to the facility would total 470, of which 400 would “work in shifts, such that there are 100 employees working at manufacturing and production operations at any given time, all day, every day.”

CEO Musk earlier this week said it will give a tour of Tesla’s battery cell production on Sept. 15, the tentative date for what the automaker has dubbed Battery Day.

Tesla currently produces batteries with Japan’s Panasonic Corp. at the so-called Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada. It also has battery contracts with South Korea’s LG Chem and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology.

Tesla's investment in the China market is paying off Tesla Inc's (NASDAQ: TSLA ) sales in China doubled in one year to $ 6.6 Read more

Now Apple's electric car returns to the scene with force

Now Apple's electric car returns to the scene with force A day after the market learned that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is Read more

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he'd be open to merger talks with a rival. 'We'd certainly have that conversation.'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he'd be open to merger talks with a rival. 'We'd certainly have that conversation.' Tesla is Read more

Tesla vastly beat analyst forecasts and may accelerate its entry into the S&P500 index

Tesla vastly beat analyst forecasts and may accelerate its entry into the S&P500 index. Tesla posted a fifth straight quarter Read more

They will investigate Tesla vehicles for sudden acceleration. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the United States announced Read more

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) began the delivery of its Model 3 of electric cars manufactured at its Shanghai plant in less Read more

Tesla will begin delivering the first orders of the Model Y, its new SUV compact SUV, in the first quarter Read more

Britain has plans for the so-called green industrial revolution Britain will move up a ban on new gasoline and diesel Read more

Ford's president believes there is a market opportunity right now where the company is growing again

Ford's president believes there is a market opportunity right now where the company is growing again. The US vehicle manufacturer Read more

Year one electric Hummer EV annual production reserved

Year one electric Hummer EV annual production reserved. If there is a company that has monopolized all the media focus Read more

Leave a Reply