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Cars Stories December 14, 2015

LG racing to beat Tesla to the first ‘Gigafactory’ in the US

Navigant Research recently named LG Chem the #1 leading supplier of batteries for electric vehicles. The company has been a longtime partner of GM for the production of the Chevy Volt and it recently attracted interest from other electric vehicle makers such as Nissan and Tesla. Those manufacturers plan to introduce several mass market electric […]

Cars Stories February 26, 2014

Tesla Gigafactory details announced: To be built in Southwest US, provide 6500 jobs, batteries for 500K cars/year

Tesla just announced details of the Battery Gigafactory to be located in the Southwest US. The location hasn’t yet been selected but will provide 6500 US jobs and, in 2020, enough batteries for 500,000 electric vehicles. Tesla also announced a $1.6B convertible notes offering to fund the Gigafactory and other ramping. As we at Tesla […]

Cars Stories October 13, 2015

Tesla announces internship program at the Gigafactory for summer 2016

Following last week’s announcement to invest $1 million in battery research with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Tesla Motors opened its Gigafactory internship program for applications while visiting the University of Nevada, Reno earlier this week.

Cars Stories October 8, 2015

Tesla to invest $1 million in battery research at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas

When Tesla Motors negotiated with the state of Nevada to build its battery factory in the desert east of Reno, the state government agreed to give the automaker up to $1.3 billion in tax incentives over 20 years to build the $5 billion project. But the deal came with several requirements the company needs to […]

Cars Stories February 24, 2016

Amazing new aerial pictures of the Tesla Gigafactory suggest lots of activity at the plant – February 2016 [Gallery]

Recent pictures of Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada have been scarce since two journalists from Gannett’s Reno Gazette Journal (RGJ) were involved in an altercation with two Tesla safety managers on the property while they were trying to take pictures. Though we can’t really confirm that this incident is the cause of the recent shortage of […]

Cars Stories April 27, 2016

Cars Stories April 28, 2016

New footage of the Tesla Model X assembly line in Fremont Factory [Gallery & Video]

A German publication, Captain Gadget, managed to get authorization from Tesla to film the Model X assembly line at the Fremont factory in California. The result is rare footage of Tesla’s highly automated assembly line and rarely seen sections of the factory.

Cars Stories June 9, 2016

Tesla tried and failed to buy a lithium startup for $325 million

In a lengthy report published yesterday, the Desert Sun described the demise of a young lithium extraction startup and how Tesla tried and failed to buy it for $325 million in TSLA stock back in 2014. It offers an interesting look at Tesla’s acquisition process, something rare for the automaker. The company only made one acquisition: a […]

Cars Stories June 2, 2016

Tesla Gigafactory update with new aerial shots [Gallery: June 2016]

The pilot plant of Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory 1’ is almost completed and will be officially inaugurated at a special event on July 29.  Pictures of the ambitious facility, which is located east of Reno in Nevada, have been more scarce since two journalists from Gannett’s Reno Gazette Journal (RGJ) were involved in an altercation with two […]

Cars Stories April 6, 2016

LEGO Tesla Model S with functional features [Video]

Don’t judge it just yet! It’s not the prettiest Tesla Model S to look at, but it is awesome nonetheless. LEGO makes arguably the best and most creative toys on the planet, so of course it was inevitable for someone to make a Tesla out of LEGO bricks at some point. EV and LEGO enthusiast Craig […]

Cars Stories April 13, 2016

Time-lapse of Tesla Gigafactory construction from July 2014 to March 2016 [Video]

Although far from having completed the project, it’s quite impressive what Tesla accomplished in the Nevada desert in a little less than 2 years – of course that’s with the help of several contractors and its partner, Panasonic. After breaking ground in July 2014, before even announcing a deal with the state, Tesla has now completed […]

Cars Stories April 21, 2016

Tesla Model 3 ‘walkaround’ at the Gigafactory [Video]

It looks like Motor Trend is trying to redeem itself following last week’s Apple car fiasco. The car review magazine managed to convince Tesla to get a few hours with a Model 3 prototype for a photoshoot at the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada.

Cars Stories April 23, 2016

Tesla Model 3 prototype driving around the Gigafactory [Video]

Motor Trend is still teasing its exclusive photoshoot with a Model 3 prototypes at the Gigafactory and released another behind the scene live video of the shoot. Who can blame them since it’s obviously working.

Cars Stories April 14, 2016

Footage from inside Tesla’s Gigafactory and new Elon Musk interview on HBO tomorrow [Teaser video]

While we’ve seen the exterior of Tesla’s Gigafactory from almost every angle – we even shared a time-lapse of its construction yesterday – we haven’t seen much of the interior of Tesla secretive battery factory. A select few local media outlets were allowed to take pictures last month and then leaked pictures gave us a […]

Cars Stories April 15, 2016

Fiat Chrysler CEO says he will copy Tesla’s Model 3 if Musk can make a profit off it

We’ve reported on comments by GM and Nissan officials about the recent unveiling of the Tesla Model 3 and the following storm of reservations. While Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn had a normal and decent reaction to the event, GM’s Vice President of Global Propulsion Systems, Dan Nicholson, was significantly less gracious than his colleague. But now it’s Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio […]

Cars Stories March 31, 2016

Tesla Model 3 unveiling event [Live Blog – Livestream 8:30pm PT – 3:30 UTC]

Today Tesla will take an important step in CEO Elon Musk’s secret master plan by unveiling its first mass market car: the Model 3. The vehicle is touted as the first compelling and affordable long-range electric car. You can follow our live blog here with updates leading to the event and then our comments on the […]

Cars Stories December 3, 2015

Reports: Tesla evaluating a partnership with Chilean state-owned mining company Codelco to source lithium in the country

Local news reports in Chile are stating that “senior Tesla executives” met with government officials to evaluate a partnership with state-owned mining company Codelco in order to source lithium in the country. The agreement would presumably be to supply Tesla’s Gigafactory under-construction in Nevada.

Cars Stories July 18, 2016

Tesla quickly renews its referral program with again a $1,000 discount and increases the limit [Updated]

As we discussed when Tesla announced its last round of the referral program, the automaker is still tuning the program since the first round over a year ago now. Tesla went through 4 rounds with the latest ending last Friday and each round had different rules, rewards and discounts. On occasions, Tesla waited a few […]

Cars Stories February 3, 2014

Big Musk Oslo Q&A: Tesla adding real time traffic, any instant music and total control over suspension in Model S 6 update

(another view) There is so much info in this video. Redditors have broken down the big points: -Model X will be only about 5 cm longer than the S. -Model X will be in early stages of production by end of Q1 2015, and shipped globally 3-5 months later. -AWD on Model X will have […]

Cars Stories February 10, 2014

TSLA rockets to all time high of 196 this morning; on way to 200?

With V6 of the Tesla Model S software ready to roll out and a pending Gigafactory plant set to be announced very soon, TSLA shares rocketed upwards to 196 before settling in the mid to low 190s. Tesla’s Market Cap is now closing in on $25B as well. That’s almost $1million per Model S sold.

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