Tesla Seeks Approval for Battery-Cell Output at New Texas Plant

(Bloomberg) — Tesla Inc.’s new factory in Austin, Texas, won’t build only the Cybertruck: State filings suggest the company also plans to make batteries on site as part of an ambitious strategy to further integrate its supply chain.



a hand holding a remote control: Martin Sukup, an electrical engineer for Tesla Motors Inc., demonstrates the charging procedure on an S sedan before the grand opening of the Tesla Supercharger station in Lebec, California, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. T


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Martin Sukup, an electrical engineer for Tesla Motors Inc., demonstrates the charging procedure on an S sedan before the grand opening of the Tesla Supercharger station in Lebec, California, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. T

“The facility is proposing to operate a cell-manufacturing unit to produce the battery packs that are installed in the vehicle,” says an 188-page air-quality permit application filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The documents Bloomberg reviewed were filed between July and September.

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Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk announced during the electric-car manufacturer’s quarterly earnings call in July that Tesla had chosen Austin as the site of its next plant. In

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