Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has been these days in Europe and have given that talk. In the first place by the acquisition of Grohmann Engineering, an engineering firm to achieve an autonomous process of manufacture to which it refers to as “the machine that builds the machine”. During the press conference dropped the intention of to build its ‘Gigafactory 2’ in Europe, to continue with the current development.
Would be the second plant of large dimensions of Tesla, after the Reno (Nevada) and would both batteries as cars. Currently, the american brand is focused on the Tesla Model 3 arrive on time to the market after the great demand he has had. Investment in Europe will not come until the Model 3 is in the assembly chain, a fact that is expected to for mid-2017. So a few months ago that we would start the project of the Gigafactory 2.
Musk is clear on this issue and firmly believes that long-term “Tesla have at least -maybe two-or three – vehicle factories and batteries in Europe. Although it is a very ambitious project, as the investment to make a Gigafactory is about 5,000 million dollars. The united States in the next few years will employ more than 10,000 people and the target for 2018 is that it will produce 35 GWh of batteries.
Currently, Tesla produced about 100,000 vehicles a year, but when the Gigafactory is 100% operational is expected to get produce to 600,000 vehicles a year. It is still early to talk about the european country which could receive the Gigafactory 2. If it is similar to the u.s., you will need a surface area of nearly 174 football fields, and the roof will be covered with solar panels as we see in the first image. We’ll see if this project comes to fruition.
Source – Electrek