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Tesla gigafactory Stories January 12

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 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 […]

Tesla gigafactory 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 […]

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 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 […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories December 28, 2015

Tesla passes its state audit for the Gigafactory, earns $9.6 million in tax credits

An audit of the Tesla’s job creation and value of its investment was due on Oct. 1, but Tesla asked for an extension and now the report was finally made available during the holidays. Independent auditors concluded Tesla met all conditions for the first eight months after lawmakers approved the incentive package (Oct. 17, 2014, through […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories March 14, 2017

Tesla obtains $11.5 million in transferable tax credits after passing latest audit for Gigafactory 1

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 small fraction of that amount and the rest is gradually being unlocked as tax credits as Tesla reaches job and investment requirements under the agreement. […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories April 3, 2017

Tesla Gigafactory: Panasonic is holding hiring event as it seeks to hire 2,000 at the battery plant this year alone

Tesla and Panasonic are expected to soon significantly increase battery production at the Gigafactory in Nevada in order to produce not only batteries for the Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2, but also for the Model 3. Panasonic will hold a hiring event in Reno this week as it seeks to hire 2,000 workers at the […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories February 21, 2017

How to invest in the resource boom that Tesla Gigafactory and electric vehicles are creating

For those of us who believe that the entire automotive industry is rapidly transitioning from being powered by fossil fuels to electricity, it becomes important to transfer any asset from one to the other not only from an environmental standpoint, but also from a financial standpoint. We have reported before on a growing movement to […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories February 18, 2017

Tesla is now claiming 35% battery cost reduction at ‘Gigafactory 1’ – hinting at breakthrough cost below $125/kWh

Recent studies show that average electric vehicle battery cost dropped 80% in 6 years down to ~$227/kWh. It’s exciting progress for the electric vehicle industry, but it’s still not enough to make long-range electric cars affordable. You need batteries significantly below the average – battery cell and pack cost – in order to achieve the price point for mass […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories March 23, 2017

Tesla Gigafactory 1: new aerial picture shows latest progress at the battery factory

Three years into the project, Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada is now more than 2 months into its first battery cell production. The factory is also now producing both Powerpack 2 and Powerwall 2 battery packs for stationary energy storage to use those new cells and finally, it is preparing for the start of Model […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories January 3, 2018

Tesla increases hiring effort at Gigafactory 1 to reach goal of 35 GWh of battery production

2018 is going to be an important test for Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. After starting battery cell production in early 2017, Tesla set a goal to reach a production of 35 GWh in 2018 to support the Model 3 ramp up. Tesla increased its hiring effort this week in order to achieve that goal.

Tesla gigafactory Stories December 6, 2017

Tesla Gigafactory is reportedly linked to global shortage of battery cells – but is it?

Companies are having difficulties getting their hands on cylindrical battery cells for their products and now a report coming out of Korea, where several major battery manufacturers are located, is blaming Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.

Tesla gigafactory Stories October 25, 2017

Panasonic plans to increase battery production at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 and other plants, says report

Panasonic is reportedly putting in place a ~$800 million plan to increase production across all its battery factories, including through its partnership with Tesla at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.

Tesla gigafactory Stories August 8, 2017

Tesla Gigafactory is already producing more batteries than any other factory in the world, says Elon Musk

Tesla has always been clear about its ambitious goal to produce more batteries at its Gigafactory in Nevada than the entire industry combined, but the production ramp up has been less clear. In order to give an idea of the current capacity, CEO Elon Musk now says that the factory is already producing more batteries […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories October 31, 2017

Tesla Model 3 bottleneck confirmed to be at Gigafactory 1, Panasonic CEO says should be resolved ‘soon’

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted that Gigafactory 1 in Nevada could be one of the “production bottlenecks” slowing the Model 3 production ramp. Now it looks like it’s confirmed as Panasonic, Tesla’s battery cell manufacturing partner at the factory, comments on the situation.

Tesla gigafactory 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.

Tesla gigafactory Stories July 20, 2016

Panasonic ramps up hiring for battery cell manufacturing at ‘Tesla Gigafactory 1’

Things are starting to get interesting at the ‘Tesla Gigafactory 1’ ahead of the ‘Grand Opening’ event set for July 29th. The goal of the factory is to bring a ~30% cost reduction on battery production through vertical integration and economy of scale. While Tesla has been manufacturing battery packs at the factory since late […]

Tesla gigafactory 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.

Tesla gigafactory Stories November 8, 2016

Tesla plans to choose location for ‘Gigafactory 2’ in Europe next year, will produce both batteries and cars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CTO JB Straubel are in Germany today to announce the acquisition of a German engineering group, Grohmann Engineering. Following the announcement, they held a press conference during which Musk emphasised that Tesla is planning “significant investments” in Germany and the conversation quickly moved to Tesla not only investing in engineering […]

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