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Tesla factory locations: Where they are and could soon be

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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 semi-truck, Cybertruck, and 2nd generation Roadster already confirmed, plus goals to produce a $25,000 model, Tesla is continuously growing.

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Tesla Solar Roof: Panasonic’s involvement in the manufacturing process at Gigafactory 2 creates some confusion, Tesla explains

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.

The recent release of information from Tesla and Panasonic led to some confusion over the production of the product at Gigafactory 2, which the company is now clarifying. Expand

Tesla releases more details about its Solar Roof agreement with Panasonic at ‘Gigafactory 2’


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

Lithuania wants the ‘Tesla Gigafactory 2’, so they built one in Minecraft

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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.


The race to get ‘Tesla Gigafactory 2’ heats up, French Minister visits Fremont factory

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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

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 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