In 2020 the Tesla Gigafactory will produce three times the original plan of 35GWh per year worth of batteries

Tesla had originally planned a production capacity of 35 GWh of battery cells and battery pack production of 50 GWh at the Gigafactory 1. Tesla now plans that capacity for 2018 and will triple that production level to 105 GWh worth of cells and 150 GWh for battery packs for full production around 2020. Tesla Motors Gigafactory 1 (GF1) is the world’s leading battery production facility, maintaining high efficiency and output while achieving the lowest capital investment per gigawatt hour (GWh) and the lowest production cost per kilowatt hour (kWh)….

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Will a merged Tesla-SolarCity put a solar-powered battery in every home?

e year ago Tesla Motors announced plans to build its Gigafactory to produce huge numbers of batteries, giving life to the old saying, “if you want something done right, do it yourself.” By making electric car batteries that Tesla used to buy from others, CEO Elon Muskadopted a strategy made famous by Henry Ford – build a vertically integrated company that controls the many stages of production. By integrating “backward” into its supply chain, Musk is betting Tesla can improve the performance and lower the costs of batteries for its…

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Tesla offers to buy SolarCity for almost $3 billion in a bid to merge 2 parts of Elon Musk’s empire (TLSA)

American EV specialist puts the moves on a solar panel installer to enhance business model esla has offered to buy SolarCity, the struggling solar-power company cofounded by Elon Musk, in a bid to bring together two planks of his plan to transform the way humans consume energy. Musk, CEO of Tesla and chairman of SolarCity, has said that he wants to remake transportation using the electric car while freeing Earth from a dependence of fossil fuels using solar power. “Tesla customers can drive clean cars and they can use our battery packs…

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Tesla Teaching Chinese Children About Electric Cars

Tesla is opening its service centers in China to kindergarten children to help them learn about electric cars. Perhaps it is hoping they will all become Tesla buyers when they grow up? The efforts by Tesla China recognize that there is a lot of misinformation about electric cars out there. People are genuinely confused about what EVs can and cannot do. The events focus on green transportation and the differences between electric and gas power. According to the Tesla China blog, “To accelerate changes towards sustainable energy, Tesla is committed to promote…

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Is Tesla entering a new frontier?

Battery power: the next frontier. This is the mission of the company, Tesla. Its two-year mission: to build strange new cars, to seek out new life in batteries, to boldly go where no electric car has gone before. Would you pay $35,000 for this car? It will scoot down the road from 0-60 under six seconds with an EPA rating of 215 miles. It comes standard with autopilot hardware, while seating five adults comfortably. Want storage space? It has both a front and rear trunk. It’s Tesla’s Model 3 and…

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