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Tesla gigafactory Stories July 14

Tesla factory locations: Where they are and could soon be

As Tesla’s stock currently continues to rise along with its current market cap valuation approaching $800 billion, it’s safe the say the American EV automaker is doing okay. Tesla currently produces four electric vehicles at its various factory locations around the world. These Gigafactories also produce battery and solar technologies for the brand. With a […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories December 29, 2016

Tesla CEO Elon Musk to participate in Q&A at a Gigafactory event for investors next week

Back in October, we reported that Tesla invited investors to a special event at the Gigafactory on January 4th. This week, Tesla sent out the official invites and confirmed that CEO Elon Musk will be there for a talk with management, including CTO JB Straubel. Our understanding is the focus will be on touring the factory, […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories January 4, 2017

Tesla Gigafactory: new aerial pictures of the expansion at the battery factory – January 2017

Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada has never been busier now that it started mass production of battery cells with Panasonic — as the two partners in the project confirmed this morning. For the occasion, Tesla released new aerial shots of the massive battery plant, which the company claims will be the biggest building on earth when it is completed.

Tesla gigafactory Stories December 6, 2016

Tesla receives $8 million in tax credit for the Gigafactory after passing audit for job & investment requirements

While it was widely reported that Tesla received $1.3 billion in incentives from the state of Nevada to build its factory east of Reno, the automaker has only received a fraction of that amount so far and it is gradually unlocking portions of it as it reaches job and investment requirements under the agreement. After […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories December 8, 2016

Tesla Gigafactory now employs over 850 workers, 1,000 more to come in first half of 2017 with production ramp up

Earlier this week, we reported on Tesla receiving $8 million in tax credit for the Gigafactory after passing an audit for job creation and investment requirements. The audit was based on Tesla’s progress at the plant as of June 2016: 331 jobs created and $450 million in investments. Even though it satisfies the state’s requirements, the local media […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories December 10, 2016

Tesla expands hiring and manufacturing scope of the Gigafactory with highly automated drivetrain production

Earlier this year, we learned that Tesla is expanding the scope of the Gigafactory in Nevada to not only manufacture battery cells and packs, but also electric motors on new ‘Drive Unit assembly lines’. It was revealed through job postings at the factory, but now Tesla is “expanding its manufacturing team in the Gigafactory” with […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories December 22, 2016

Tesla Gigafactory: new drone video shows progress on south and north expansions ahead of battery cell production

The latest drone footage taken at the Tesla Gigafactory site in Nevada shows progress on south and north expansions of the battery plant ahead of the impending production ramp of the second generation of Tesla Energy production, Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2, and the start of battery cell production by Panasonic.

Tesla gigafactory Stories March 9, 2016

Will human hands ever touch Tesla Gigafactory battery cells?

An interesting fact about lego bricks: the first hands to touch a Lego brick are the hands of a customer since the entire manufacturing process is automated. Granted, plastic blocks are significantly less complicated than li-ion battery cells, but since Tesla hired a long-time Lego manufacturing executive to lead the Gigafactory effort, it is an interesting […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories February 2, 2017

Lithuania wants the ‘Tesla Gigafactory 2’, so they built one in Minecraft

Elon Musk may be a workaholic, but in his spare time he’s quite fond of video games.  His first programming project was a Space Invaders-style game and he’s recently tweeted about his enjoyment of Blizzard’s Overwatch.  So how better to appeal to him than by building a video game recreation of Tesla’s Gigafactory? That’s what a team of Lithuanians thought, anyway. […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories January 8, 2017

The race to get ‘Tesla Gigafactory 2’ heats up, French Minister visits Fremont factory

Ever since Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker will decide on a location in Europe in 2017 for what the company has been referring to as ‘Gigafactory 2’, several countries have launched efforts to convince Tesla to build the plant in their country. The race is now heating up as the French Economy Minister […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories January 10, 2017

Tesla reveals more details about ‘Gigafactory 1’: Model 3 battery pack, largest rooftop solar array in the world (70MW), & more

Tesla held an event for investors at the Gigafactory in Nevada last week and more information is now coming out of it. We already reported on Tesla disclosing the start of battery cell production during the event and CEO Elon Musk commenting about Trump’s stance on renewables potentially changing. Now the company has released more […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories January 21, 2017

Tesla releases new up-close drone footage of Gigafactory 1 in Nevada

Things are getting busy at the Gigafactory this month. Tesla and Panasonic have confirmed the start of battery cell production. Volume production of Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2 are set to start as deliveries of the home battery pack are being confirmed in the first few markets and more Powerpack 2 projects are being announced. That’s […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories January 12, 2017

Tesla’s battery cell presentation at the Gigafactory: ‘the output of this thing is going to be insane’ [audio of Q&A]

More and more details have been slowly trickling down since Tesla’s investor event at the Gigafactory last week following the start of battery cell production at the plant. We already reported that the company confirmed the start of battery cell production at the event and that Tesla CEO Elon Musk made an interesting comment about the Trump […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories January 16, 2017

Tesla to reveal more about its new Gigafactory battery cell production at trade show in March

Despite an announcement earlier this month and some information leaking from a subsequent investor event, not many details are currently known about Tesla’s new battery cell production at the Gigafactory. We now learn that an upcoming event should reveal more information. Tesla’s Senior Director of Cell Supply Chain & Business Development, Kurt Kelty, and its battery […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories July 12, 2017

Tesla to start offering regular tours of Gigafactory 1, Panasonic to hold event/tour

Tesla has been able to turn its manufacturing plants into some kind of attractions. The company offers regular tours of its Fremont factory for Tesla owners to see where their cars are coming from and it even pushed an “industrial tourism” bill that would have enabled out-of-state buyers to pick up their cars at the factory. Now, Tesla […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories July 15, 2017

Elon Musk says 2 or 3 more Tesla Gigafactories are coming to the US

Tesla and CEO Elon Musk have been talking for a few months about upcoming new Gigafactories with the new locations to be announced by the end of the year. While some oversea factories have been rumored for a while, it has never been clear where those factories will be built and if the US will get […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories June 19, 2017

Tesla is starting Model 3 battery cell production at Gigafactory 1 ‘right now’

Tesla has confirmed that it started production of the new Model 3 battery cell at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada over the weekend – an important step toward launching the production of the Model 3. The new battery cells are believed to be key to Tesla achieving the necessary cost reductions that enable the Model 3’s […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories June 6, 2017

Tesla currently working on 3 new factories, will build a new one for Model Y, 10-20 gigafactories total

At today’s shareholder meeting, we heard more from Tesla CEO Elon Musk about “the machine that builds the machine.” While Tesla’s first Gigafactory is not yet fully operational, the company is currently finalizing three additional locations for future gigafactories, with an announcement to come about those locations. Musk mentioned that it is likely Tesla will […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories June 7, 2017

Tesla unlocks another $11 million in transferable tax credits after passing latest audit for Gigafactory 1

At Tesla’s 2017 Annual Shareholder Meeting yesterday, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that work at Tesla Gigafactory 1 is on schedule and that he expects that it will soon produce more li-ion batteries than the entire world production combined. A recent third-party audit of Tesla’s Gigafactory project shows that it is indeed progressing according to plan and […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories June 22, 2017

Tesla reportedly signed a deal to build a Gigafactory to produce electric cars in China

The rumors that Tesla finally signed an agreement to build a Gigafactory in China have intensified today. Several Chinese and US publications were reporting that the deal was coming over the last week, while Tesla stayed silent. Those same publications are now reporting that it is done. Update: Tesla has confirmed that they are working […]

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