Tesla is looking for approval to build battery packs at its future Austin, Texas-based production facility. In July, the company applied for a permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to produce batteries, according to documents seen by Bloomberg.
- Tesla wants to build its own batteries and plans to continue buying them from Panasonic, LG Chem, and Catl.
- The automaker built a pilot battery cell manufacturing line at its Fremont facility and announced its future battery strategy at its "Battery Day" event in September.
- The Texas facility, slated to partially open in May 2021, will build the upcoming Cybertruck and the Model Y for the East Coast markets.
- The Tesla Texas Gigafactory will be built on 2,100 acres of land. By comparison, Tesla’s Fremont production facility is on 370 acres.