(Reuters) – Tesla Inc said on Tuesday it would invest more than $3.6 billion to build two new plants in the U.S. state of Nevada, including the first mass-production plant for a semi-electric heavy-duty truck.

The second factory will be involved in the production of batteries and will have the capacity to produce enough batteries for 2 million passenger cars each year.

About 3,000 people will be employed at the enterprises.

The Semi, introduced in 2017, was originally slated to go into production in 2019, but its first delivery was pushed back to December when CEO Elon Musk turned the vehicle over to PepsiCo. The move marked Tesla’s first foray into trucking.

(Reporting by Akash Sriram and Aditi Soni in Bangalore; Editing by Devika Syamnath)

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