Lathrop to become Tesla's distribution hub?
Tesla is expanding its presence in California accordingly to growing production of electric cars. One of the latest moves is the construction of a new building at 500 E. Louise Ave., in Lathrop - about an hour east from Tesla Factory in Fremont.
Tesla already has a 431,000-square-foot facility in Lathrop, but the new building is about 870,000-square-foot. According to unofficial news, the new facility will be a distribution center.
"Less than five years after the popular electric car manufacturer acquired a 431,000-square-foot facility that had previously been used to distribute car parts for Chrysler to serve as a remote manufacturing facility for its mass production Model 3, the Palo Alto-based company is awaiting completion of an 870,000-square-foot building being constructed on a parcel that was previously parking for the Pilkington glass plant campus."
Tesla could use Lathrop as a hub
for all those unsold Model 3 which Bob Lutz spoke about to send cars nationwide.
"According to a Business Insider article, it is believed that several thousand of the popular electric cars are sitting on the blacktop in Lathrop, and just as many in a similar location in Burbank in Southern California.“We use Lathrop as a loading hub for cars being shipped to other locations for delivery to customers,” Business Insider reported a Tesla spokesperson stating. “As our deliveries increase, we’re obviously going to have more cars there.”"