Tesla managed to build a giant building for its Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai in record time, but now it appears to be preparing an expansion ahead of the start of production. expand full story

September 11

Tesla is working on some upgrades to its Fremont factory, including installing a new solar array, the first at the factory, and a new 24-stall Supercharger station. expand full story

September 10

Tesla is preparing a fifth assembly line at its Fremont, California, factory as it prepares to add Model Y production to the already very busy plant. expand full story

September 9

VW is reportedly paying less than $100 per kWh for the battery as it is trying to secure battery cell supply for its ambitious electric vehicle plans through a mix of supply deals and making its own cells at a new battery gigafactory with Northvolt. expand full story

September 4

The rumors are true. Tesla is moving into a “new product line”: battery cell manufacturing. According to new job listings, the automaker is building a new cell manufacturing line in Fremont, California, and interestingly, it’s also looking for cell technicians in Colorado. expand full story

August 23

Tesla has reportedly signed a battery supply deal with LG Chem for Gigafactory 3 in China. It would be Tesla’s first deal to supply battery cells for its electric vehicles with a company other than Panasonic. expand full story

August 19

Tesla has yet to enter the Indian market, but now a new local media report suggests that Tesla is showing interest in a battery factory project in the country. expand full story

August 9

Tesla is starting to ramp up the deployment of Powerwalls and it is proving useful for many homeowners.

Today, Tesla shared a picture of a Powerwall house with lights on while a power outage plunged an entire neighborhood in the dark. expand full story

August 7

Tesla is currently considering raising prices in China due to the Chinese yuan falling, according to a new report.

The price change would come just ahead of Tesla rolling out its first Chinese-made Model 3 vehicles to avoid tariffs imposed on US imports. expand full story

July 26

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including all the news that came out of Tesla’s Q2 2019 earnings, patents reveal Tesla’s new manufacturing technology, Tesla makes a solar installation in 24 hours, and more.

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