Tesla will spend more than $1 billion to build its manufacturing base in Austin. According to the company, it hopes to complete the construction of this factory by the end of 2021. Multiple documents submitted to the Texas State Licensing and Regulatory Department provided information on the total cost of Tesla’s new assembly plant. This includes the cost of painting, casting, stamping, and BIW facilities. Tesla submitted documents to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulatory (TDLR) to open a new factory. The documents show that it plans to complete the assembly, painting, casting, stamping, and construction of the body workshop facilities before December 31 this year.
The total area of the above five facilities will be close to 4.3 million square feet (approximately 39.94 square meters). Furthermore, the total cost of the factory will be $1.06 billion. According to the document, the budget for the BIW workshop is $182 million. Furthermore, the budget for the final assembly workshop is $493 million. In addition, the painting, casting, and stamping workshops have budgets of $126 million, 109 million, and 150 million respectively.
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The first model produced at the plant will be Tesla Model Y, and the plant will also produce Model 3, Cybertruck, and Semi trucks in the future. Tesla has stated that the plant will produce as many as 500,000 Model Y each year. As of now, Tesla has only one domestic factory in Fremont, California. The company also has a manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China, and is building a factory near Berlin, Germany.
Tesla sends an “Ultimatum” to American buyers
Tesla recently issued an “ultimatum” to buyers who have delayed picking up their cars for a long time. The company requires these buyers to pick up the car within a specific time, otherwise, the company will cancel the order. This policy applies to people who delay picking up their car for six months or more. The “ultimatum” applies to some orders in the United States.
According to the latest policy, Tesla may cancel orders and this will have a major impact. The company will significantly increase the prices of all its models in the United States. If these buyers want to buy a car next year, they will have to place new orders at a higher price.
The full text reads:
We are contacting you to provide you with the last chance to receive your car order. When we contacted you during the last delivery attempt, you asked us to postpone the cancellation of your order because you still plan to purchase a vehicle. However, our records show that you did not mention the car.
We sincerely hope that you choose to keep your order and work with Tesla to speed up the transition to sustainable energy, but if you do not take action, we will no longer be able to fulfill your order. To continue your order, please log in to your Tesla account and select “I’m ready” to confirm before December 2, 2021.
If your order is still placed on hold on December 2, 2021, or if your order is placed on hold again, your order will be automatically cancelled and your order deposit will be refunded in full. Thank you for your understanding, and hope you order Tesla at the right time!