Tesla Is Looking for a Place to Build a New Gigafactory

Tesla’s new factory for Cybertrucks will be located in the central part of the United States.

The first million cars Tesla were already released and the company is about to begin deliveries of the hotly anticipated Tesla Model Y in the United States six months ahead of the original schedule. Now, Tesla is looking for a place to build a new factory, where it will produce Tesla Cybertruck and Tesla Model Y SUVs for the East Coast of the United States. The corresponding statement was made on Twitter by CEO Elon Musk shortly after the launch of a survey on the construction of “a mega rave cave under the Berlin Gigafatory”.

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The new Gigafactory 5 for production of the will be located in the central part of the United States. According to Musk, the company is looking for suitable locations at the moment.

Scouting locations for Cybertruck Gigafactory. Will be central USA. Model Y production for east coast too.

By the way, in February, Musk conducted a survey on Twitter about the construction of a new factory in Texas.

It is worth noting that Tesla plans to supply 500,000 cars in 2020. The plan will probably be exceeded. The recent record of 1 million car is further proof of this (as of March 10, Tesla has already produced 81,270 cars, which is 20,000 more than in the first quarter of 2019). By now, the company has already reached production volumes of 3,500 Model 3s per week at the Gigafactory 3 (the factory assembles 150,000 Model 3s per year) and is already preparing the factory for production of the Model Y ( the capacity will increase to 250,000 EVs per year). Besides, the site is ready for the construction of the Gigafactory 4 in Brandenburg. This factory will start working in 2021 and will build 500,000 cars per year. Finally, limited production of the Tesla Semi and Tesla Roadster 2 will start by the end of the year.

As for the Cybertruck, according to Tesla's plans, it should go into production in 2021. There will be three versions, differing in the number of engines — one-engine, two-engine and three-engine models (the standard truck is rear-wheel drive; the mid-range and top-end variants are all-wheel drive) and in all-electric drive ranges — 250 miles (400 kilometers), 300 miles (480 kilometers) and 500 miles (800 kilometers), respectively. The more expensive versions with two ($49,900) and three engines ($69,900) will be released first, while the release of the standard Cybertruck ($39,900) will be delayed at least until the end of 2022. Last time, Elon Musk boasted 250,000 of pre-orders — this was at the end of November 2019.

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