Tesla Gigafactory is already producing more batteries than any other factory in the world

Tesla has always been clear about its ambitious goal to produce more batteries at its Gigafactory in Nevada than the entire industry combined, but the production ramp up has been less clear. In order to give an idea of the current capacity, CEO Elon Musk now says that the factory is already producing more batteries…

Tesla has always been clear about its ambitious goal to produce more batteries at its Gigafactory in Nevada than the entire industry combined, but the production ramp up has been less clear.

In order to give an idea of the current capacity, CEO Elon Musk now says that the factory is already producing more batteries than any other factory in the world.

According to two sources talking to Electrek, Musk made the comment during a conference call hosted by Goldman Sachs for bondholders following Tesla’s new bond issuance yesterday.

Gigafactory 1 started battery cell production for Powerwall and Powerpack in January and in June, they started Model 3 battery cell production.

The current structure has a 1.9 million square-foot footprint and including several levels, the factory has about 4.9 million square feet of operational space, but it represents only ~30 percent of the total finished Gigafactory.

As we recently reported, they are also still deploying production capacity within the current structure.

Musk still refused to disclose the capacity, but he said that it is already higher than any other factories.

Some of the biggest battery factories in the world currently produce about 4 GWh of li-ion batteries per year, which would indicate that Tesla Gigafactory 1 can at least produce as much energy capacity on an annual basis.

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