Tesla Gigafactory Texas Files Permit for 500,000 Sq. Ft. Expansion
Following news that Tesla has ramped up production at its Gigafactory Texas, the automaker will also be expanding the location by half a million square feet.
The filing says the building will have two separate floors, and it was officially issued to Tesla on Friday.
The project constitutes an expansion of both General Assembly 2 and 3, and will be constructed on the south side of the building.
The footprint of Tesla’s Giga Texas is currently around 4.33 million square feet, with over 10 million square feet of floor space throughout the factory’s various levels.
The permit says the 500,000 square foot expansion only refers to the footprint on the ground’s surface, so it doesn’t account for added floor space from multiple floors.
Wanted to provide a quick update on Tesla's Giga Texas expansion application from 2 days ago:
As of today, Tesla has officially been granted the permit & the status is now active! Expiration date is Dec 28, 2022. Total New/Addition Bldg Sqft will be 500,000 and 2 floors total. https://t.co/cDE8HvDlAx pic.twitter.com/kV9zDLaHKm
— Sawyer Merritt 📈🚀 (@SawyerMerritt) July 1, 2022
Tesla also announced plans to expand its Gigafactory Shanghai last year, set to invest around $187.91 million into the project.