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Elon says Tesla Semi to scale up production in 18 to 24 months

Discussion in 'Future Vehicles' started by ecarfan, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
    At the shareholders meeting this week, Elon said that he anticipates Tesla Semi production starting to scale up in 18 to 24 months. Which amazed me. Clearly there is no space at Fremont to build the trucks: they don't even have enough parking for the employee workforce right now. And where would a new production line fit in the plant?

    So...where is Tesla going to build the Semi?
  2. Chuq

    Chuq Active Member

    Jan 1, 2015
    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Elon has said
    - Future Gigafactories will be the whole vehicle - not just the battery packs
    - 2-4 more Gigafactories will be announced before the end of the year
    - All vehicles worldwide are currently manufactured at Fremont

    It is possible that shifting European/Asian manufacturing to Europe/Asia will free up 50% of space in Fremont. It will take time to tool up those factories, but they can basically replicate what they have done in Fremont.

    On the other hand, if they did manage to free up space at Fremont, it would make more sense to increase production of the Model 3.

    Perhaps a section of Gigafactory 1 will be for Semi manufacturing? There is certainly the space, and wasn't a larger footprint approved a few months ago?
  3. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight No Roads

    Jan 18, 2014

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