Tesla may build batteries in Texas, not just the Cybertruck – Roadshow

Tesla batteries? It would not sound unimaginable.


Tesla is headed to Texas and we realized this yr the automaker chose Austin to construct the Cybertruck, Semi and Model Y at this upcoming Gigafactory. What we did not know is the automaker’s intent to supply battery cells in Austin as properly. In line with a report from the Austin Business Journal on Wednesday, Tesla utilized to additionally assemble batteries and cells on the Texas location.

The publication reviewed a 188-page utility doc Tesla filed with the state’s Fee on Environmental High quality, which the automaker submitted between July and September. Explicitly, the paperwork reportedly say the appliance is to “function a cell-manufacturing unit to supply the battery packs which might be put in within the automobile.” 

Tesla doesn’t function a public relations division to area requests for remark.

Tesla continues to look extra intently at integrating its provide chain with the potential of its personal in-house batteries. Final month, the automaker’s Battery Day showcased a few of the breakthroughs the corporate hopes to place into manufacturing within the subsequent few years, such because the “Biscuit Tin” to pack extra power density right into a cell. We have additionally heard rumors Tesla desires to start out one other cell production site in Fremont, California — its sole US manufacturing hub proper now.

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All of the whereas, Tesla mentioned it is dedicated to buying batteries from suppliers Panasonic, LG Chem and CATL. However, proprietary Tesla batteries do not appear too far-fetched for the long run as proof continues to pile up.

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Sean Szymkowski