Tesla’s largest Gigafactory is going to be built in Mexico. The new factory will produce Tesla’s first affordable electric vehicle. But when will Giga Mexico be completed?
Tesla officially announced its next gigafactory during its ‘Investor Day’ in March 2023. The sixth gigafactory called Gigafactory Mexico, which is located near Monterrey, Nuevo León, is going to be the largest factory Tesla ever built. But when will it be ready to produce Tesla’s cheapest electric vehicles? Let’s find out!
It will take 12-15 months to complete the Gigafactory Mexico, according to Mexican authorities and Tesla’s recent statements. Based on this information, it’s safe to say that Gigafactory Mexico will be completed before the end of 2024. Tesla initially intend to beat the Giga Shanghai’s 9-month record, but it will take more time to design and engineer Tesla’s next-gen vehicle platform before putting it into the production.
The third generation vehicle architecture Tesla has been cooking up for a while will be a game-changer. Tesla will not only produce cheaper, more efficient EVs, but also produce them fast! Gigafactory Mexico will eventually be the largest car factory in the world, in terms of production output, thanks to the next-gen platform’s factory footprint reduction.
Which Tesla Cars Will Be Built in Gigafactory Mexico?
Elon Musk clearly states that Tesla’s Mexico factory will be solely responsible for the production of affordable Tesla Model 2/Q. This vehicle can be desribed as a smaller Model Y. There might be another Gigafactory in the near future for producing Tesla’s next-gen vehicles. But Tesla won’t use its already-tight production capacity in Fremont, Giga Texas, or Giga Berlin to manufacture cheaper models.
If Elon’s statements are any sign, Gigafactory Mexico is on track to be the Tesla’s largest export hub as well. Texas-based automaker plans to sell millions of Model 2/Q every year.