Tesla unveils new Megapack factory in California
The new Megapack factory in Lathrop, California has been revealed by Tesla and will soon be ready to produce thousands of battery energy storage systems (BESS) per year.
This week, the company showed a short video, introducing the plant and some of the production processes, on its Linkedin profile.
The location in Lathrop is quite large as it is planned for an annual production of 40 GWh of Tesla Megapack systems, according to the announcement from 2021.
A Megapack container has a capacity of about 3 MWh, plus all the necessary electronic power components.
With 40 GWh, Tesla should be able to produce more than 13,000 Megapacks per year. This is a notable increase compared to 2021 production.
With the new manufacturing facility, Tesla’s energy business is now expected to expand rapidly. The company recently set a new quarterly record of 2.1 GWh battery energy storage system development. Once the Lathrop plant is completed, they should exceed 10 GWh per quarter.