AUSTIN, Texas — Tesla appears to be planning to add to its Austin manufacturing facility, based on documents filed with the State of Texas.
Tesla's facility is already massive, clocking in at more than 10 million square feet for both battery and vehicle manufacturing. The "Gigafactory" campus also serves as Tesla's headquarters.
Now, Tesla has filed a series of plans with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to construct proposed additions at the campus. The six filings, registered between Dec. 20, 2022, and Jan. 10, 2023, total $833,700,000 and 1.7 million square feet of additional space.
Half of the filings propose starting work at the end of this month.
View the filings below:
- $58 million for 174,979 square feet of new construction (filed Dec. 20)
- $3.7 million for 2,560 square feet of new construction (filed Jan. 9)
- $85 million for 423,032 square feet of new construction (filed Jan. 9)
- $260 million for 321,186 square feet of new construction (filed Jan. 9)
- $368 million for 693,093 square feet of new construction (filed Jan. 9)
- $59 million for 107,468 square feet of new construction (filed Jan. 10)
The permits don't say what the various buildings would be used for.
As with all projects, information in the TDLR can change throughout the development process.
KVUE's news partners at the Austin American-Statesman report that the proposed expansion comes "amid a turbulent time for Tesla, which has been increasingly losing market value." The company also faced shutdowns in China last year, as well as supply chain issues as it was ramping up facilities in Austin and Berlin.
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