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

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.

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 maintenance and optimization. continuous of the plant.

Tesla has also expressed its commitment to building talent pools in the Coastal Bend metropolitan area through education investments in the Robstown Independent School District, learning pathways at Del Mar Community College, and internship opportunities at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

The company has announced that, in the future, they expect this facility to also process other lithium intermediate feedstocks, including recycled batteries and manufacturing scrap.

According to a Tesla tweet, “Increasing lithium refining capacity is critical to a sustainable energy economy.” With the construction of this lithium factory, Tesla seeks to fulfill its commitment to accelerate the global transition to sustainable energy and aggressively increase the supply of battery-grade lithium hydroxide available in North America.

Tesla’s new lithium factory in Texas represents a major step in the company’s strategy to ensure a supply of high-quality batteries for its electric vehicles. In addition, this investment will also create construction and plant operating jobs, as well as education and training opportunities in the Coastal Bend region.

As Tesla continues to expand its presence in the automotive and energy industries, the construction of this lithium factory is yet another example of its commitment to innovation and sustainability.

Source : https://www.rumbominero.com/peru/noticias/internacionales/tesla-litio-vehiculos-fabrica-de-texas/

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