According to the latest news from Texas, Tesla has acquired an additional 381-acre plot, adjacent to its already huge 2,100-acre Tesla Giga Austin site.

381 acres would translate to expansion of about 18% to a total of 2,481 acres. Some expect that it might not be the last expansion by the way.

“Continuing at full speed with development of its electric vehicle assembly plant in southeastern Travis County, Tesla recently purchased 381 acres adjacent to its existing 2,100-acre site at Harold Green Road and Texas 130, deed records show.” - Statesman

There is no official announcement about any new project at the site, but it's not a mystery that having four EV models in the pipeline (Cybertruck and Semi in 2021 plus Model Y and Model 3 at a later point) Tesla will need a lot of batteries. Especially if Cybertruck production will really reach 250,000+ annually.

2020 Tesla Shareholders Meeting and Battery Day
2020 Tesla Shareholder Meeting and Battery Day

At Tesla Battery Day, Tesla hinted at a goal of an internal battery cell manufacturing capacity of 100 GWh at some point in 2022. The pilot plant in California will be at 10 GWh in late 2021. So maybe the remaining capacity of 90 GWh will be installed at a new facility in Giga Austin? It would be far smarter than supplying cells from far away Nevada.

250,000 Cybertracks with 200 kWh packs each (just a simple guess), would require 50 GWh alone. The remaining 40 GWh could be for Semi, Model Y/3.

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