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(Reuters) – Tesla Inc (O:) plans to construct a battery analysis and manufacturing facility in Fremont, California, to be operated across the clock, underneath a mission dubbed Roadrunner, paperwork from town authorities confirmed. The plan alerts the U.S. electrical automobile (EV) maker’s efforts to make its personal automotive batteries, EVs’ most costly parts. Tesla, which mentioned it presently has a “small-scale” battery manufacturing operation in Fremont, utilized for metropolis authorities approval to construct an expanded battery operation. It estimated development of the mission, together with the set up of all manufacturing tools, may be accomplished in round three months. Staff assigned to the power would whole 470, of which 400 would “work in shifts, such that there are 100 staff working at manufacturing and manufacturing operations at any given time, all day, day by day.” Tesla didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ request for remark. Chief Govt Elon Musk earlier this week mentioned it’s going to give a tour of Tesla’s battery cell manufacturing on Sept. 15, the tentative date for what the automaker has dubbed Battery Day.
Tesla presently produces batteries with Japan’s Panasonic Corp (T:) on the so-called Gigafactory close to Reno, Nevada. It additionally has battery contracts with South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd (KS:) and China’s Modern Amperex Know-how Ltd (SZ:).
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