Tesla Gears Up To Construct A New Everlasting Tent At The Fremont Manufacturing facility

Tesla seems to be within the technique of constructing a brand new everlasting tent on the Fremont manufacturing unit, as per a submitting seen by InsideEVs on the Metropolis of Fremont web site.

The corporate has categorized the submitting beneath the constructing permits part, and its title reads as, “Set up of everlasting tent at highway – gentle tunnel construction, electrical and controls.” The undertaking value is $750,000. The submitting additionally mentions the set up of a number of lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles together with a number of circuit breakers.

There’s no info on the sq. footage or the precise goal of the tent, however such spring buildings aren’t a brand new sight in Fremont. The model raised spring buildings beforehand so as to add manufacturing strains and meet demand. So it’s potential that Tesla might use the brand new tent for manufacturing functions.

After churning a report variety of autos within the first two quarters of 2023 from its factories worldwide, CEO Elon Musk acknowledged through the Q2 2023 earnings name that manufacturing could possibly be down in Q3 2023 resulting from manufacturing unit upgrades. Final week’s filings indicated that retooling was underway at Fremont, and now it looks like enlargement may be ongoing as nicely.

The model has two extremely anticipated fashions within the pipeline, the Cybertruck and the so-called Mannequin 3 Challenge Highland. The previous might be manufactured at Gigafactory Texas, whereas manufacturing of the latter may be break up between Fremont and Shanghai. The web is flooded with spy photographs of each fashions, as testing seems to be underway.

With scaled-up manufacturing, supply instances for Tesla EVs have diminished in comparison with final yr. Most fashions have a ready interval of roughly one month, as per Tesla’s web site. Though it would fluctuate marginally relying on the supply location. The identical is translated into gross sales, as Tesla was the second best-selling EV maker in H1 2023 globally, behind BYD.

Though BYD tallies each its PHEVs and BEVs collectively its gross sales numbers, which places Tesla proper on high of the charts in terms of pure EV gross sales.