- Tesla built a second outdoor tent at its factory in Fremont, California.
- According to a permit filed with the city, the tent measures about 4,000 square feet and it’s meant to be used for “wrapping vehicles to protect in transit.”
- In June, Tesla used a giant outdoor tent to reach a second-quarter production goal of 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week.
Tesla has a second outdoor tent on the property at its Fremont factory, a city building permit shows.
The electric automaker applied for a permit to build a 4,000 square-foot outdoor tent to be used for “wrapping vehicles to protect in transit.” A Tesla spokesperson told Business Insider on Monday that the tent is also meant to provide shade for workers on site.
According to the city of Fremont, California, the company submitted an application for the tent on September 20, 2018.
In June, Tesla revealed it built a number of its Model 3 sedans on a new assembly line that was housed inside of a giant outdoor tent. CEO Elon Musk even posted a photo of the unprecedented assembly line on Twitter and wrote about his unorthodox decision.
“Needed another general assembly line to reach 5k/week Model 3 production,” Musk said on Twitter. “A new building was impossible, so we built a giant tent in 2 weeks.”
Tesla is scheduled to announce its third-quarter production and delivery numbers later this week. CEO Elon Musk recently settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a lawsuit that forced him to step-down as Tesla Chairman, but allowed him to remain as CEO after paying $US20 million in fines.
The lawsuit stemmed from Musk’s fateful tweet on August 7, where he stated he was “considering taking Tesla private,” with “funding secured.”
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