The Tesla electric car maker is set to move its production of battery components to China and is set on expanding its factory capacity by more than 200,000 workers, the company said on Monday.
Tesla’s manufacturing facility in Fremont, California, has been in operation since 2006.
Tesla will also move its battery production to the Chinese city of Shenzhen, the largest in the country, Tesla said in a statement.
“The factory we are planning to open in Shenzhen will help to build Tesla’s capacity in the world’s largest market and help accelerate our future growth,” Tesla said.
The company’s production facilities are located in Fremond, California.
The automaker is also ramping up its plans for its Gigafactory in Nevada.
Tesla said on Tuesday that it will spend more than $1 billion in the United States to construct the plant and its production facilities in Reno and Sparks.
Tesla also said it will open the Gigafounders Gigafactories in Reno, Nevada, and Sparks, Nevada.