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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 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 […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories October 26, 2016

Tesla Model 3 progress: production line layout completed, Tesla now testing subsystems

In its letter to shareholders today, Tesla not only had good news to share about the last quarter (turned a profit for the first time in 3 years), but they also confirmed some good news for its ongoing plans for the future, including Model 3’s road to production. Tesla confirmed that they completed production line layouts […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories October 27, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio tours the Tesla Gigafactory with Elon Musk in new video

Leonardo DiCaprio and National Geographic released a new video of their upcoming documentary called ‘Before the Flood’ today. The video features DiCaprio’s visit of the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada with Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla gigafactory Stories November 6, 2016

New Tesla Gigafactory drone footage – November 2016

It was only less than two weeks ago that we published our latest update on the Tesla Gigafactory so it’s not surprising that not much as changed. Nonetheless, I think this new drone footage taken earlier this week is worth sharing since it gives us a slightly closer look at the battery factory than the 360-degree […]

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 […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories October 17, 2016

Tesla to hold a special event at the Gigafactory on January 4, 2017

While the attention around Tesla is mainly on the upcoming announcement on Wednesday and the event with SolarCity on October 28, there also have been talks through Tesla investor channels about an upcoming event at the Tesla Gigafactory on January 4, 2017. Today Tesla confirmed the event during which investors will have a chance to […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories November 2, 2016

Elon Musk on Tesla/Panasonic’s new 2170 battery cell: ‘highest energy density cell in the world…that is also the cheapest’

Despite likely being Tesla’s most important fundamental product developed so far, we know very little about the new 2170 battery cell to be manufactured at the Gigafactory in Nevada. Tesla and its manufacturing partner, Panasonic, are keeping a lid on the details. Last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a bold claim [I know, shocker] about the […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories October 30, 2016

Tesla Gigafactory: stunning new 360 image of ‘Gigafactory 1’ shows progress ahead of production ramp up

Tesla’s Gigafactory is about to get busy. Well, it’s already quite busy with construction, but we are now talking about production. Some Tesla energy products have been trickling out of the factory for a year now, but with the new generation (Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2) – things are about to get serious. Now we […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories October 31, 2016

Panasonic warns of possible difficulties in keeping up with Tesla’s demand for batteries

While reporting Panasonic’s latest financial results, Chief Executive Kazuhiro Tsuga commented about the company’s growing partnership with Tesla. Tsuga warns that Panasonic could have problems aligning its production capacity with Tesla’s demand for batteries without more investments.

Tesla gigafactory Stories October 15, 2016

Tesla is building new ‘drive unit production lines’ at the Gigafactory, will not only manufacture battery packs

The Tesla Gigafactory is key to the automaker’s planned production ramp up to 500,000 cars per year by 2018. It is expected to both significantly reduce the cost of Tesla’s battery packs, which will enable Tesla to reach the $35,000 price point for the Model 3, and to secure a large supply of battery cells. […]

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 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 November 29, 2016

Tesla Gigafactory 2: several countries launch efforts to attract Tesla’s new electric car & battery plant

In the few weeks since Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the automaker will decide on a location in Europe next year for what the company has been referring to as ‘Gigafactory 2’, an electric car and battery factory modeled after Tesla’s first Gigafactory in Nevada, a few countries have already launched efforts to convince […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories November 16, 2016

Tesla obtains permits for over $60 million in construction projects at the Gigafactory over the last month

As we recently reported in our latest updates about the Tesla Gigafactory, it grew in size a lot over the past few months. New sections south of the plant and one north of it added 3.45 million square feet to the already 1.9 million square feet of existing space at the factory. It looks like […]

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 March 18, 2016

First glimpse inside Tesla’s Gigafactory [Video]

Tesla’s Gigafactory, which is located near Reno in Nevada, was busy with outsiders this week. After CEO Elon Musk and SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive organized an event Wednesday night for Nevada politicians and top government officials, today local media were given access and were even allowed to take a few pictures inside.

Tesla gigafactory Stories March 19, 2016

Leaked Tesla Gigafactory pictures show Powerwall/Powerpack assembly line and lots of units [Gallery]

  As we reported on Friday, local Reno media outlets were given rare access to the Tesla Gigafactory and we even got our very first glimpse of the manufacturing floor. Though reporters were not allowed to take footage of the assembly line and it looks like all pictures were from the same angle near the […]

Tesla gigafactory Stories February 11, 2017

Tesla Gigafactory: the Potemkin village looks more like a burgeoning city as workers start production

The Gigafactory 1 in the Nevada desert is central to Tesla’s strategy. It’s seen among supporters as Tesla’s main advantage by securing low-cost battery supply that will enable ramping up production of long-range and affordable electric vehicles. But it’s seen by detractors as a Potemkin village – no more than an empty shell with little chance of […]

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