Tesla also announced the news via a corporate post on Twitter. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk purchased Twitter for $44 billion in late October.
Tesla’s sprawling factory in the region already makes electric motors and battery packs, as well as energy storage products like the home battery known as the “Powerwall.” Work on what Tesla calls its gigafactory began in June 2014.
Elon Musk’s Austin, Texas-based company handed over the first Semi trucks to PepsiCo Inc. at an event at the Nevada factory last month. Tesla has said it aims to produce 50,000 Semis for North America in 2024.
Tuesday’s announcement came the day before Tesla is slated to report fourth-quarter earnings.
“It will create more than 3,000 good-paying jobs in Nevada helping America lead in clean energy manufacturing, strengthening our energy security, and ultimately lowering costs for families,” Mitch Landrieu, a senior White House advisor, said in a statement Tuesday.
Tesla shares fell as much as 1.5% in extended trading after the announcement before paring some of the decline. The stock has gained 17% so far in 2023.