Tesla acquires more land in Texas for future expansion, battery factory?

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Tesla acquires more land in Austin, Texas for future expansions – potentially a battery factory?After months of going through the process to get local government approval, Tesla announced in July that it had chosen a site outside of Austin to build its next Gigafactory in the United States.

Much has been said about the size of the field.

The 2,000-acre land is Tesla’s largest property to date and offers great potential for expansion.

Still, we now learn that Tesla is adding more properties near the site.

Texas’ Statesman reports that the automaker has acquired another 381-acre piece of land adjacent to Gigafactory’s current construction site:

Continuing at full speed with the development of its electric vehicle assembly plant in southeast Travis County, Tesla recently purchased 381 acres adjacent to its existing 2,100-acre site at Harold Green Road and Texas 130, according to the registers of acts.

The new plot of land not only increases Tesla’s total ownership, but also adds multiple access points from existing roads to the plant site.

Tesla is also reportedly looking at another land nearby:

“Tesla is also reportedly pursuing additional land purchases in southeast Austin along the Texas 130 corridor, according to local real estate developers knowledgeable about the area.”

Tesla Gigafactory Texas is expected to be more than an electric vehicle production facility.

In addition to vehicle production, Musk surprised many when he said that Tesla Gigafactory Austin was also going to be a “green paradise” open to the public.

The CEO mentioned a boardwalk, a hiking and biking trail, and more.

With the announcement of Tesla’s battery plans, the automaker is also expected to roll out battery cell manufacturing capability at the plant.

In addition, Tesla has an Austin-based Chip and Autopilot hardware team and recently we reported that Tesla is planning to build a new video games and UI team in Austin as well.

It is not known if Tesla plans to move these operations to the Gigafactory once they are completed.

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