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Elon Musk Stories March 17, 2016

Elon Musk and SolarCity CEO organized an event for Nevada lawmakers at Tesla’s Gigafactory to lobby for solar energy

In an effort to lobby Nevada lawmakers for the development of solar energy following the Public Utilities Commission’s decision to slash net metering, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive organized an event Wednesday night at the Gigafactory for Nevada politicians and top government officials. Tesla and SolarCity executives held presentations meant to be “forward-looking and […]

Elon Musk 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 […]

Elon Musk Stories December 27, 2015

First pictures from inside the Tesla Gigafactory emerge

Even though Tesla has been producing stationary energy storage products at the Gigafactory 1 in Nevada for a few months now, we haven’t had the chance to see any pictures from inside the plant since the walls of the first section of the factory are up. Today we get our first modest look via professional photographer James […]

Elon Musk Stories October 1, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary ‘Before the Flood’ trailer: Elon Musk notes 100 Gigafactories needed [video]

We obviously follow the climate change ‘debate’ pretty closely here and as the cause moves into popular culture, we’re here to cheer it on.  Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary Before the Flood will hit the National Geographic Channel on October 31st,

In the clip screenshot above and embedded below, it appears that DiCaprio is touring the Tesla Gigafactory 1 outside of Reno Nevada. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is tells him that 100 of these factories are needed to remove fossil fuels from the global energy equation and move to sustainable energy.

Also making appearances in the movie are Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Bill Clinton and John Kerry, among others.

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Elon Musk Stories November 17, 2015

Tesla is in talks with German officials over building ‘Gigafactory 2’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk described the Gigafactory in Nevada as a product, calling it the “Gigafactory 1” – implying there will eventually be a “Gigafactory 2”. This second battery factory could end up being built in Germany according to comments made earlier today by Vice-Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel.

Elon Musk 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.

Elon Musk Stories December 15, 2015

Musk: Tesla Gigafactory will produce cells with “moderate” battery technology improvement over current products

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was at the AGU Fall Meeting today for the Presidential Forum and made some comments about Tesla’s battery factory under construction in Nevada. Musk said that the battery cells the company will produce at the Gigafactory in partnership with Panasonic will feature some “moderate improvements” in technology over those in production today. 

Elon Musk Stories December 3, 2014

Elon Musk talks Model S P85D, “This is a halo car for Tesla”, and much more in GQ interview

In case you missed it, Elon Musk sat down for an interview with GQ Magazine last week where the Tesla CEO commented on a random smattering of interesting tidbits. While much of the interview treads on familiar ground, such as Tesla opening up their patents and Musk’s general thoughts on the state of the car industry, there […]

Elon Musk Stories July 28, 2014

Panasonic and Tesla finally agree to a battery partnership on US ‘gigafactory’ plant

Nikkei: OSAKA — Panasonic has reached a basic agreement with Tesla Motors to participate in the Gigafactory, the huge battery plant that the American electric vehicle manufacturer plans to build in the U.S. Tesla aims to begin the first phase of construction this fiscal year. The plant would start making lithium-ion cells for Tesla cars […]

Elon Musk Stories May 1, 2017

Elon Musk on Boring Company, Semi-Truck, Mars – TED Talk [transcript]

Elon Musk discusses future plans for Tesla and his other endeavors with curator Chris Anderson at a TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada, April 28, 2017. The transcript below is an attempt to capture the conversation as accurately as possible.  Chris: Elon. Hey, welcome back to TED. It’s great to have you here. Elon: Thanks for […]

Elon Musk 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 […]

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