Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Batteries

Semi Trucks Carrying Cathodes/Anodes Drive Directly Into Tesla Giga Texas

Tesla’s Giga Texas continues to grow and flourish, and yesterday, Jeff Roberts, one of the drone pilots who is part of the “Quad Squad” tracking progress at Giga Texas, was able to film large semi trucks delivering cathodes directly into the factory. They didn’t stop and unload like you would expect but drove right inside. This reflects how huge this factory is — and it’s not even finished yet.

In the video, Jeff noted that this was the arrival of the Cathode Line 1 and Anode Line 1 production equipment and that the Anode Line 1 truck drove deep inside of the battery cell production area. It’s possible that the 4680 batteries could be ready to go into production vehicles soon.

At around 8 minutes into the video, Jeff said that he noticed the two truckloads of crates going into the storage area. He pointed out that this is where things are brought and dropped off until they are ready to use them.

“Things can stay here for days, weeks, months. But as I was wrapping up my entire flight, I see this truck moving out and I’m thinking, ‘Alright, let’s chase this down.’ So I got back up in the air with the Mini2 to see what this was, because at that time I still hadn’t been able to zoom in. I didn’t look at the photos and zoom in to see what these crates said.

“As it turns out, it’s Cathode Line 1 and Anode Line 1. So, you know what that means — 4680s. Assembly lines are getting set up at Giga Texas and that starts today.”

You can clearly see that Tesla has built out an indoor delivery area for the semi trucks to drive up into, unload, and then leave. Jeff noted that the deliveries mean that Tesla is on track for battery production.

Jeff pointed out that the area the trucks drove into was the battery assembly area.

“They have a thinner bar between the first and second level, which is all open here so that so that trucks and their smokestacks can get through.”

 

 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
 

Advertisement
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

is a writer for CleanTechnica and EVObsession. She believes in Tesla's mission and is rooting for sustainbility. #CleanEnergyWillWin Johnna also owns a few shares in $tsla and is holding long term.

Comments

You May Also Like

Cars

I mean, literally fell down, damaging the steering gear. Before you start thinking I’m writing this piece to make Tesla short sellers happy, let...

Batteries

Hyundai USA has taken a page out of Tesla’s book and is launching its own energy product lines. Hyundai Home is offering three products...

Clean Power

Little House Brewing Company, a microbrewery in downtown Chester, Connecticut, took to Twitter to share its news of a new Tesla solar roof. The...

Cars

Real estate investor Ben Mallah, who also has a collection of luxury cars, recently got to experience his first ride and drive of a...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.