Tesla surprised almost everybody in late 2021 by breaking ground on a new Megapack factory in Lathrop, California. The company has been strangely quiet about the project, not sharing any images or videos during its construction or after its completion.
That has finally changed and for the first time Tesla has given us a brief look inside the completed ‘Megafactory’ in a new video aimed at helping its ongoing hiring efforts.
The video was shared on Tesla’s official LinkedIn page with the caption “Meet Megafactory, our new Megapack factory in Lathrop, CA. Join us in manufacturing the future of energy storage,” also including a link to the Career’s website which currently has 39 open job postings for the Megafactory.
Tesla first started their Megafactory hiring campaign in early September, publishing over 30 jobs postings at the time.
All of these positions will be required to help Tesla reach their goal of having around 20GWh of Megapack production capacity by the end of 2022, and nearly 50GWh by the end of 2023.
Even though it has only been open for a short time, the Megafactory has already had a positive impact on Tesla’s Energy business.
According to Tesla’s Q3 2022 earnings report, they were able to deliver more of their energy storage products, including Megapacks, between July and September than ever before.
Tesla didn’t break down the stats by product, but overall energy storage deployments increased 62% year-over-year (YoY), reaching 2.1GWh, giving an indication of just how many Megapacks this factory will be producing if its goal is 50GWh by the end of next year.
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