As stated by CEO Elon Musk, these "girafarig" there must be hundreds, as every year increases the demand on the battery. Only to meet the demand of the automotive industry, they need 200. The California company expects the new plant for the production of batteries will reduce the cost of lithium-ion batteries by more than 30%.
The plant will be built in partnership with Panasonic Corporation, while companies choose the construction site are considered two variat. The project cost is estimated at $ 5 billion. It is anticipated that construction will begin in June.
Except for the cheap batteries for the Tesla plant will produce stationary energy storage for the company SolarCity, where Musk is also involved. The device needed for solar and wind power, Musk said, without naming specific companies-customers.