Tesla Bringing 3 New “Grohmann Machines” Online To Reach 8,000 Battery Packs/Week | CleanTechnica
As it stands today, GF1 has a footprint of 1.9 million square feet, with 4.9 million square feet of usable production space, thanks to some of the areas that were built with multiple levels. That makes GF1 the second-largest building in the US today. By 2020, it should be the largest building in the world.
Tesla reiterated its claim to Worm Capital that its GF1 is now the “highest-volume battery plant in the world,” as of the middle of 2018, noting that it produces nearly 200 million battery cells per quarter as it works towards an annual production rate of one billion cells. That’s more than all other auto manufacturers combined, including in China, with an annual production rate of “approximately 20 gigawatt-hours.” (Note, however, that doesn’t mean its more than other battery companies, like LG Chem and CATL, combined.)