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Tesla gigafactory Stories July 30

After confirming Gigafactory 3 in China, Tesla is reportedly in talks with local governments in Germany and the Netherlands to secure a location for ‘Gigafactory 4’ to produce batteries and electric vehicles in Europe. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories June 20

There has been a lot of talk about Tesla soon announcing a new Gigafactory in China as the company confirmed discussions with the Shanghai government to build a plant in their Free-Trade Zone.

But the company has also been talking about a European factory.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk now says that Germany is the “leading choice” for a factory in Europe. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories January 11

Panasonic is currently an important part of Tesla’s first two Gigafactories; Gigafactory 1 in Nevada does battery production and Gigafactory 2 in New York handles solar panel and tile production.

Tesla says that it has several other Gigafactories planned and Panasonic says that it is now considering partnering up again with Tesla for a new Gigafactory in China. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories January 3

2018 is going to be an important test for Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. After starting battery cell production in early 2017, Tesla set a goal to reach a production of 35 GWh in 2018 to support the Model 3 ramp up.

Tesla increased its hiring effort this week in order to achieve that goal. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories December 6, 2017

Companies are having difficulties getting their hands on cylindrical battery cells for their products and now a report coming out of Korea, where several major battery manufacturers are located, is blaming Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories October 31, 2017

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted that Gigafactory 1 in Nevada could be one of the “production bottlenecks” slowing the Model 3 production ramp.

Now it looks like it’s confirmed as Panasonic, Tesla’s battery cell manufacturing partner at the factory, comments on the situation. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories October 25, 2017

Panasonic is reportedly putting in place a ~$800 million plan to increase production across all its battery factories, including through its partnership with Tesla at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories August 29, 2017

The completion of a new highway was part of Tesla’s deal with the state of Nevada when they chose Sparks for the location of their first Gigafactory to produce batteries.

Now the automaker brought a new Model 3 to inaugurate the ‘game changer’ highway near Gigafactory 1. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories August 21, 2017

We get our latest look at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada, which CEO Elon Musk claims is already producing more batteries than any other factory in the world, thanks to a new flyover and drone video. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories August 8, 2017

Tesla has always been clear about its ambitious goal to produce more batteries at its Gigafactory in Nevada than the entire industry combined, but the production ramp up has been less clear.

In order to give an idea of the current capacity, CEO Elon Musk now says that the factory is already producing more batteries than any other factory in the world. expand full story

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