Tesla has now teased an image on Twitter showing what the Giga factory in Mexico will look like after a glimpse of the upcoming Mexican factory during its Investor Day event. It also claims that Giga Mexico is poised to become one of the most important projects in global automotive history. Once in operation, Giga Mexico will be the largest electric vehicle manufacturing plant in the world. Plus, it’s expected to double that of Giga Texas.
Tesla also said that Giga Mexico will launch the brand’s next-generation all-electric vehicle. “Our next Gigafactory will be in Mexico, building our next-generation vehicles,” the electric carmaker wrote on its Twitter account, along with an image of the factory. Meanwhile, the Mexican government said the land for the Giga Mexico factory spans nearly 4,200 acres in an industrial zone in the city of Santa Catarina, near Monterrey. That means the site will be 68 percent larger than Tesla Giga Texas’ 2,500-plus acres.
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Reuters reported that Tesla would begin work on the project within three months. The automaker is investing as much as $10 billion in the project, which will create jobs for about 10,000 workers at the plant. Initially, the auto company will invest $5 billion and 5,000 workers will start working on the project. The report suggested that in addition to making electric vehicles, the plant could also manufacture components such as drive units and batteries.
The plant is expected to start production with an annual capacity of 1 million vehicles. No wonder this will bring a huge boost to the overall production capacity of the car brand. In addition, this will be Tesla’s third production plant outside the United States, following the Shanghai Gigafactory in China and the Berlin Gigafactory in Germany.
First published date: March 5, 2023 at 15:23 PM CST