Tesla’s Lathrop Megafactory Can Make 1 Megapack Every 68 Minutes [VIDEO]
Tesla shared a new video today showcasing its new Megafactory in Lathrop, California.
This Megafactory is where Tesla produces its latest Megapack 2 XL commercial battery storage.
“Megafactory helps us scale Megapack production and add clean energy storage to the grid quickly. All while reducing reliance on fossil fuels,” explains Tesla.
Tesla says, “Megapack 2 XL is our biggest battery yet with integrated power electronics and thermal systems for high efficiency, enabling simple integration and improved scalability.”
The company continues, “and uses the same core thermal components as Tesla vehicles, ensuring Megapack can operate in some of the harshest conditions.”
The Megafactory can produce 1 Megapack every 68 minutes, which works out to 10,000 Megapacks per year. That adds up to 40 GWh of storage capacity, equal to fifty 200 MW fossil fuel plants, says Tesla.
The video was also shared on Tesla’s LinkedIn page to attract hires. “To attain giga scale and change the way the grid is powered, we’re looking for exceptional individuals to join us in Lathrop, California,” said Tesla.
During Tesla’s Q4 2022 earnings, the company deployed 6,541 MWh of storage, up 64% year-over-year, a new record for the company. Total energy storage deployments jumped 152% year-over-year in Q4 to 2.5 GWh. Tesla says demand for their energy storage products “remains in excess of our ability to supply,” saying it is ramping up production at Lathrop.
Check out the video below–it’s slightly newer than the previous video shared of Lathrop back in October 2022: