Tesla Chooses Nevada for MEGA Battery Factory
REPORTS: Tesla Chooses Nevada For Site Of Its Massive Battery Factory
CNBC is reporting Tesla has chosen Nevada as the site of its Gigafactory.
The Gigafactory is a critical piece of CEO Elon Musk’s plan to make a mass-market Tesla car, and lower the cost of carbon-neutral power. Musk has said he intends to double the world’s supply of lithium-ion batteries by 2020 and thus drive the price of the power packs downward. He’s also said he plans to build multiple Gigafactories in the future.
Tesla had already broken ground on a prospective site outside Reno earlier this summer that only bore the name “Project Tiger.” The Tahoe Reno Industrial Center currently boasts e-commerce facilities owned by Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Zulily.
Tesla’s facility, which is expected to employ 6,500 workers is estimated to cost up to $5 billion. CNBC says specific terms of the deal with the state are still being worked out, and that it could be a week before they’re announced.
Source: Business Insider