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December 2015 - August 2017


Tesla gigafactory Stories August 29

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

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

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

Tesla gigafactory Stories August 5

We get our closest and most beautiful look at the progress made at Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Nevada in a while –  thanks to a new drone video by Duncan Sinfield. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories August 1

Tesla has confirmed to Bloomberg that its longtime battery technology director, Kurt Kelty, has left the company. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories July 26

While Tesla CTO JB Straubel said that he doesn’t expect the Gigafactory to be a bottleneck for the production of the Model 3, the company still needs to expand its production capacity if it wants to hit next year’s target of 35 GWh of battery production.

We now learn of their latest expansion projects through new building permits. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories July 22

Since he announced a planned hyperloop route from New York to Washington DC yesterday, Elon Musk has been talking about other possible routes for his new Boring Company.

Now a Hyperloop route all the way up to Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Nevada is apparently being considered for cargo. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories July 21

Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada has expanded significantly over the last year in preparation for the start of Model 3 production and the ramp up of Tesla’s energy storage business.

We now get a good look at just how much it expanded through satellite images of the battery factory. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories July 15

Tesla and CEO Elon Musk have been talking for a few months about upcoming new Gigafactories with the new locations to be announced by the end of the year.

While some oversea factories have been rumored for a while, it has never been clear where those factories will be built and if the US will get some of them.

Musk now says that “2 or 3” more Tesla Gigafactories are coming to the United States. expand full story

Tesla gigafactory Stories July 12

Tesla has been able to turn its manufacturing plants into some kind of attractions. The company offers regular tours of its Fremont factory for Tesla owners to see where their cars are coming from and it even pushed an “industrial tourism” bill that would have enabled out-of-state buyers to pick up their cars at the factory.

Now, Tesla also plans to open up Gigafactory 1 in Nevada for regular tours. expand full story

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