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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 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 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 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 8, 2016

Tesla Model 3 is expected to drive Panasonic’s battery sales to double in three years, says exec

The Tesla Model 3’s $35,000 price tag will be enabled in part due to a significant reduction in battery cost through the automaker’s partnership with Panasonic on the Gigafactory in Nevada. While Tesla owns and operates the giant battery factory, Panasonic is still in charge of battery cell production at the plant, which Tesla then […]

Cars Stories February 19, 2016

Recent pictures and updated model of the Tesla Gigafactory 1 emerge

Recent pictures of Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada have been scarce lately. We were getting regular updates via drone videos, but those stopped and were even taken down. We can’t say it was the cause, but the videos were taken down not long after two journalists from Gannett’s Reno Gazette Journal (RGJ) were involved in an […]

Cars Stories January 7, 2016

Panasonic confirms it plans to invest $1.6 billion in the Tesla Gigafactory

Panasonic confirmed being a partner in Tesla’s battery factory early in the development of the project, but other than some estimates from Tesla, the electronic giant never committed to a dollar amount in investment until today. Tesla made clear its plan to remain in control of the project and to contribute the majority of the […]

Cars Stories January 11, 2016

Tesla reportedly in talks to build a Gigafactory in South Africa

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk first announced the Gigafactory project, he said that even though the planned capacity of the factory is equal to the entire global production of lithium-ion batteries in 2013, the world would sill need around 200 more giant factories of similar size to support the auto industry’s transition from fossil fuels […]

Cars Stories January 18, 2016

Tesla Gigafactory is still ahead of schedule, but behind on job creation

According to a new report from the Reno Gazette-Journal, the Tesla Gigafactory is still ahead of schedule, but it is falling short on job creation and capital investment projections for the project. It would be important to note that RGJ is making these claims based on the most recent data available – dated September 30 […]

Cars Stories February 29, 2016

Elon Musk is involved in 3 of MIT’s 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2016

Elon Musk shines in MIT Technology Review’s recently published top 10 list of technology breakthroughs of 2016. According to the MIT, the list “identifies innovations from the past year that solve difficult problems or create powerful new ways of using technology”. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is directly involved in 3 of the 10 projects […]

Labor protest underway against Tesla’s contractor at the Gigafactory in Nevada

There’s currently a labor protest underway against Tesla’s contractor at the Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. A local news station is reporting that a group of local construction workers are claiming that one of the Gigafactory contractor is bringing workers from New Mexico to work at the Gigafactory construction site. 

Cars Stories June 23, 2016

Tesla will add new section (5th) to the Gigafactory by December, Battery cell manufacturing equipment by July 20th

For the most part, Tesla’s Gigafactory has looked the same from the outside since the beginning of the year. The first phase consists of 4 sections of about 475,000 square feet for a total of 1.9 million square feet. The final version of the building, which should be completed by the end of the decade, […]

Cars Stories June 27, 2016

Tesla gets ~$20 million for the Gigafactory by selling tax credits to MGM Grand Casino [Updated]

When Tesla inked a deal with the state of Nevada to build its giant battery factory near Reno, it was widely reported that Tesla received $1.3 billion in tax incentives. While the deal could be worth close to the amount over a 20-year period, it is not clear how much Tesla is currently getting from […]

Cars Stories June 17, 2016

Panasonic ‘gearing up for significant growth’ at the Tesla Gigafactory, will host a special hiring event next week

While Tesla has been manufacturing battery packs at the Gigafactory for its energy storage division since last year, new battery cell production is expected to be the real hallmark of the giant battery factory and it has yet to happen. Panasonic, Tesla’s strategic partner at the plant, is in charge of the cell production inside […]

Cars Stories July 17, 2016

Tesla sends out ‘Gigafactory Grand Opening’ invites: test drives, factory tours and remarks are scheduled

One of the prizes for the latest round of Tesla’s referral program, which ended last Friday, was an invite for two at the ‘Gigafactory Grand Opening’ on July 29. The invites are now going out with a few more details on the event, as well as a raffle for more invites for Tesla owners.

Cars Stories October 16, 2015

Tesla CTO: We’ve shifted core focus to Model 3, majority of employees now working on mass production of $35,000 vehicle

Tesla’s co-founder and Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel was at the University of Nevada, Reno earlier this week to talk to students and announce a new internship program for the company’s Gigafactory. As part of its Gigafactory deal, Tesla is pumping $1 million into the University of Nevada’s Battery research program. During his presentation, Straubel confirmed that […]

Cars Stories October 21, 2015

LG says it is accelerating battery production at the Holland plant, takes a swipe at Tesla

Following yesterday’s announcement that GM is expanding its partnership with LG and will source a significant percentage of the parts for the Chevy Bolt from the electronic giant, LG is now announcing that it is accelerating battery production at the Holland plant in Michigan. In a press release for the announcement, LG Chem Michigan President […]

Cars Stories May 27, 2016

Tesla will hold a ‘Grand Opening’ event for the Gigafactory on July 29

Tesla has been promising a special event to celebrate the opening of its battery factory in Nevada for a while now. Attending the event was even part of the prizes of Tesla’s second round of the Model S owner referral program. Now it finally has a date: July 29th. The company sent out the invitations […]

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