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Tesla could triple the planned battery output of ‘Gigafactory 1’ to 150 GWh, says Elon Musk

Tesla Gigafactory by Joshua Mcdonald 24/02/16

During the 2016 Shareholders Meeting today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company could triple the total planned battery output of the Gigafactory to ~105 GWh of cells and ~150 GWh of battery packs – or over 3 times the current total li-ion battery production worldwide.

The new potential total capacity would be based on the current planned factory of 13 million sq-ft – with no expansion needed. Musk revealed a few other tidbits of information about the plant during the meeting.

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

Gigafactory sept 2015

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 June 30)

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