While the Berlin Gigafactory is behind schedule, near its Texan Gigafactory, Tesla is pulling a huge building out of the earth. This project known as the “Bobcat Project” was revealed by recent documents filed with the local municipality. Tesla has filed documents with the city of Austin for a new installation, without further details.
Today, we can read in the Austin Business Journal: “Documents recently filed with the City of Austin indicate that Tesla is planning another installation on its land in eastern Travis County. There aren’t many details on how to use the facility, and project representatives declined to comment or could not be reached at time of posting. But a site map filed April 30 for Tesla’s “Project Bobcat” indicates that another industrial building is rising off Harold Green Road, near the company’s $ 1.1 billion Gigafactory. ”
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It is difficult to know where this building will be placed, since Tesla has a multitude of land around the factory. American media Electrek mapped all the land purchased by Tesla around the Gigafactory (Orange point). The blue point represents the place where a construction site has started.
According to documents filed with the municipality, Tesla could build a facility of nearly 40 hectares. Also to know that Tesla plans to build a battery cell factory within this site, but the manufacturer would simply have to reuse an existing building for this. It is impossible for the moment to know more about this mysterious site.
Elon Musk had also declared some time ago that around the Texas Gigafactory his company was going to build an ecological paradise open to all.