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Gigafactory or GigaFactory is a generic term referring to "...facilities that produce batteries for electric vehicles on a large scale".[1] The term was initially used by the electric car manufacturer Tesla, Inc. to refer to their battery manufacturing facilities.[1][2][3] The concept's success has led to the genericization of the term.[4][5][6]

Tesla Gigafactories[edit]

Gigafactory may refer to the following Tesla factories:[3]

  • Gigafactory 1 (officially named Giga Nevada) in Storey County, Nevada, U.S.
  • Gigafactory 2 (officially named Giga New York), in Buffalo, New York, U.S.
  • Gigafactory 3 (officially named Giga Shanghai), in Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • Gigafactory 4 (officially named Giga Berlin), in Grünheide, state of Brandenburg (near Berlin), Germany
  • Gigafactory 5 (officially named Giga Texas), in Austin, Texas, U.S.
  • Gigafactory 6 (officially named Giga Mexico), in Santa Catarina (near Monterrey), Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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  1. ^ a b Frangoul, Anmar (6 July 2022). "VW and Goldman-backed battery maker Northvolt gets $1.1 billion funding injection". CNBC. Retrieved 8 July 2022. Gigafactories are facilities that produce batteries for electric vehicles on a large scale
  2. ^ "What Is A Gigafactory?". InsideEVs. 3 December 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Tesla Gigafactory - Tesla". Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  4. ^ "Definition of gigafactory". Collins Dictionary. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  5. ^ Partridge, Joanna (27 May 2022). "UK battles to keep Jaguar Land Rover's planned EV production". the Guardian. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  6. ^ "ID. Buzz: Production start at German component locations". Volkswagen Newsroom. 16 June 2022. Retrieved 8 July 2022.