Tesla Giga Texas Prepares for 4680 Cell Production

Tesla has filed an air-quality permit application with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in preparation for the production of its new 4680 battery cell at Gigafactory Texas.

According to  Austin Business Journal, the California based company included a provision for a “cell-manufacturing” facility: “The facility is proposing to operate a cell-manufacturing unit to produce the battery packs that are installed in the vehicle.”

Tesla Gigafactory Texas is expected to house the production of the company’s Model Y, Model 3, Cybertruck, and Tesla Semi. No production capacity plans were included in the filing for its Texas location but, should all mentioned vehicles use Tesla’s new battery cell, it will require a substantial amount of battery cell production.

As CEO Elon Musk mentioned during Tesla’s Battery Day event, Tesla plans to ramp up battery production to 10 GWh within a year at its plant in Fremont. Following this goal the company hopes to achieve 100 GWh by 2023. By 2030 Tesla hopes to hit 3,000 GWh.

Check out Jeff Roberts latest drone footage where we see Tesla is beginning to install the foundation of the first building on site at Gigafactory Texas:

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