A picture shared online suggests that Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada has officially produced its 1 millionth battery pack.
The photo was posted to the r/TeslaMotors subreddit of a sign reading “We have officially built 1,000,000 packs at Gigafactory Nevada.” It appeared employees put their signature on the sign.
Gigafactory Nevada has been key to Tesla’s growth, despite challenges. Production began at the factory in January 2017 before Tesla’s mass-market Model 3 sedan. The company experienced serious growing pains – what Chief Executive Elon Musk called “production hell.” The company now produces powertrains and 2170 cells for both the Model 3 and Model Y.
Tesla is currently close to opening two new factories near Austin, Texas and Berlin, Germany. Both facilities will be home to both battery manufacturing and vehicle assembly.