Tesla has taken more than 400,000 pre-orders for a vehicle that hasn’t been produced yet and we are talking about the Tesla Model 3 of course. With so many pre-orders being taken some people are worried about how long they may have to wait to get behind the wheel of their vehicle. However there is good news as they want to double the Fremont plant and this should help them to fulfil the orders.
They recently asked for permission so that they could double the factory size to make the Tesla Model 3. Should this plan get approval then it would grow from the 4.6 million square feet it is now to 9.1 million square feet. At the moment the plant produces the Tesla Model X and the Model S. The extra space would mean that Tesla is able to produce around half a billion cars each year and this would be an increase to the 50,000 it produced last year.
With more space more workers would be needed and in total they would employ 9, 315, up from the 6, 210 people that work at the factory right now. The members are going to look into all the pros and cons of expanding but it is thought that it should get approval.
At the moment Tesla hasn’t made a comment on the report and we have no idea when the construction on the plant would start, providing of course it is approved. With more than 400,000 pre-orders they are going to have to do something if they don’t want to keep consumers waiting, so fingers crossed it gets approved.