Tesla surprises the world! Construction of a lithium factory begins in Texas for 1 million electric vehicles

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Inspenet, May 9, 2023

The electric vehicle company, Tesla , has announced the construction of a lithium factory in Texas, United States, with the goal of producing enough lithium for one million electric vehicles. As reported by Elon Musk, CEO of the company, the construction of the lithium refining plant is expected to be completed in 2024 and full production begins approximately one year later.

Lithium is a key component of electric vehicle batteries, so the construction of this factory will allow Tesla to ensure the supply of this material and meet its ambitious goal of electric vehicle sales.

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Representing an investment of more than $1 billion, Tesla’s lithium factory is located in the Corpus Christi, Texas metropolitan area and will be the location of the first industrial deployment of an acid-free lithium refining route. .

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Tesla changes the battery game: it will build acid-free lithium refinery in Texas

According to the company, this process eliminates the use of hazardous reagents and by-products in favor of more inert options, and the by-product of this facility, a mixture of sand and limestone, will be useful in the production of building materials, putting it to beneficial use. of traditional waste streams.

Construction of this facility will create nearly 1,000 construction jobs, and the plant is expected to employ more than 250 full-time employees, including production technicians, operations managers, and engineering functions to support maintena