Tesla to create thousands new European jobs with Gigafactory 2
Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, has announced a Gigafactory 2 to be located in Europe.
This announcement comes before the completion of the first Gigafactory and after last week’s news that Tesla are looking to acquire Grohmann Engineering in Germany.
Inside Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada – image courtesy of insideevs.com
Musk stated: “There’s no question that long-term Tesla will have at least one, and maybe two or three, vehicle and battery factory locations in Europe.”
Gigafactory 2 will be a Gigafactory combined with a vehicle production facility, suggesting the number of employees will exceed that of the original Gigafactory (6,000), which will only produce batteries for the vehicles.
Tesla has expressed the scale of the Gigafactory 2 in a uniquely Tesla way: 50 billion hamsters.
Image courtesy of insideevs.com
Tesla has achieved production increase of about 400% in the past four years. Production will need to increase at a similar rate to reach goal of 500,000 vehicles per year by 2018.
Musk added: “Combined with our California and Michigan engineering facilities, as well as other locations to follow, we believe the result will yield exponential improvements in the speed and quality of production, while substantially reducing the capital expenditures required per vehicle.”