BI Chinese Station reported on June 7
Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, provided details of the company’s future construction of more super factories at the just-concluded Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting.
Currently Tesla has a super factory in Sparks, Nevada, where he produces batteries and powertrains for his electric vehicles. The future super factory, in addition to producing batteries and powertrains, will also be used to produce cars directly. This week, Musk discussed Tesla's plan to build a super factory in China and stated that the site of the plant is located in Shanghai, China. Musk stated that Tesla will announce more details about China's super factory next month.
In addition to China, Musk also announced plans to build another super factory in Europe by the end of this year. In the future, Tesla plans to build a total of 10 to 12 super factories, and through these super factories, the production costs of cars will be further reduced significantly. .
"When we want to make cars cheaper, local production is the most important measure. ”
At the same time, Musk also discussed plans for a super factory in Nevada. He said that the plant will be the largest building in the world, and the current scale is only about one-third of the planned size.
Musk stated that Tesla will continue to build at least four super factories in Nevada.
The current Nevada super factory has been built since 2014, primarily to meet the Model 3's ability to sell post-marketed battery components. The Model 3 starts at $35,000 and is Tesla's first electric vehicle for the mass market. Since the super factory was put into use, Tesla has been working hard to reduce its reliance on third-party suppliers and continues to increase the production capacity of Model 3.
Previously due to the process bottleneck of the Nevada Super Factory, production delays for Model 3 were caused. In January of this year, CNBC reported that Tesla started to manufacture some of its battery modules by hand. In general, the battery production process is completed by the machine, which also led to external concerns about the precision and safety of the Model 3 battery components. However, Tesla later denied the content of the report and refuted the danger of the Model 3 battery.
This week, it was reported that up to 40% of raw materials were reprocessed or wasted during the production of batteries and powertrains. Tesla’s investment in waste materials this year has reached as much as US$150 million. Pull also expressed recognition of this argument.