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Tesla To Build ‘Round The Clock’ Battery Manufacturing Unit


Tesla is trying to be self-sufficient in manufacturing the “most expensive components” of EV.

Tesla Inc has plans of creating a “battery research and manufacturing facility” in California’s Fremont. The said facility will be equipped to operate “around the clock”, while it is being called as “Roadrunner” project, as per the city’s government documents.
This plan only marks the auto manufacturer’s effort towards manufacturing “its own automotive batteries” which happens to be the “most expensive components” in an electric vehicle. Tesla has informed about a “small-scale” battery production unit in Fremont, while it has “applied for city government approval” on expanding the same. According to the estimations, the project even its equipment installation can be done in about three months’ time.
The total worker capacity of the new facility would be around “470” while four hundred among them would work in shifts to ensure that at a given time around the clock the facility has only “100 employees working” on a daily basis. However, no immediate respond was got from Tesla on the same, although, earlier in the week, the C.E.O of Tesla, Elon Musk informed that a tour of the company’s “battery cell production” is likely to take place on September 15, 2020, the date which the company tentatively considers to term as “Battery Day”.
Furthermore, Reuters reported that:
“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 Ltd and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd”.