For the past few years, Tesla has been facing a unionization effort at Fremont factory and now they are facing another one as workers at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo started a new campaign to unionize the solar factory. expand full story
Tesla Gigafactory 2 Stories December 13
Tesla Gigafactory 2 Stories April 5
In recent weeks, we have started to see several Tesla solar roof customer installations and now the company is starting to accelerate its hiring effort at Gigafactory 2, where they manufacture the solar roof tiles. expand full story
Tesla Gigafactory 2 Stories August 31, 2017
Tesla Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel has confirmed that the company started solar cell production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo.
Furthermore, the executive has also updated the company’s production goal to 2 GW of capacity per year. expand full story
Tesla Gigafactory 2 Stories March 8, 2017
After the Model 3, Tesla’s ‘solar roof’ is probably the company’s most anticipated product of 2017, which brings some scrutiny to its plans for production – not unlike the Model 3’s production program.
Tesla Gigafactory 2 Stories March 3, 2017
In order to bring to market its new series of ‘Solar Roof’ products, Tesla announced last year that they are bringing together a lot of technologies under one roof at their newly acquired factory in Buffalo, now known as ‘Gigafactory 2‘. It includes tech developed in-house by Tesla, some tech by Panasonic, and tech from SolarCity and its subsidiaries.
The deal is somewhat complicated with a lot of moving parts, which now clearly shows why Elon Musk wanted Tesla to acquire SolarCity since it will simplify the complicated partnership. expand full story
Tesla Gigafactory 2 Stories February 2, 2017
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. 41 gamers spent two days building and livestreaming a mockup of Tesla’s Gigafactory inside Minecraft, a “sandbox” videogame which lets players build an almost infinite variety of structures inside a virtual world.
Tesla Gigafactory 2 Stories January 8, 2017
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 visits Tesla’s Fremont factory to reportedly woo the company. expand full story
Tesla Gigafactory 2 Stories November 8, 2016
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 in Europe, but also in production.
Musk confirmed that Tesla plans to choose a location for ‘Gigafactory 2’ in Europe next year and he added that the factory will combine both the production of batteries and complete cars. expand full story