As part of the Model 3 reveal at the Tesla Gigafactory, Elon Musk said the facility will produce twice as much battery capacity each year as the rest of the world combined.
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The least expensive Tesla Model S will soon be the 75D. The company has announced that it is discontinuing the rear wheel drive version of the car. That makes the price of the least expensive Model S $74,500.
When production begins, the Tesla Model 3 may prove to be the car with the highest US made content in America. That is largely due to making its battery in Nevada from locally sourced materials.
During the Q4 earnings call, Elon Musk told investors lots of things about the upcoming Model 3 and Tesla’s plans for the future. Here’s more.
Mass production at the Tesla Gigafactory has begun. The enormous facility will make 2170 lithium ion cells for the Model 3 and Tesla’s battery storage products.
In this 10th and nearly final article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — we get to an exciting topic — EV Revolution!! Revolution, baby! I’ve mentioned “EV revolution” a few times already in this report. What am I talking about? By “EV revolution,” I’m referring […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. The topic/title I was given for my presentation at the EV Transportation & Technology Summit was “EV R&D and the Future.” You can jump right into the presentation below. In addition to that, or alternatively, you can read more about the backstory and a summary of the presentation in the text below […]
The Tesla GigaFactory will be huge – big enough to be seen from space without a telescope. But Elon Musk says he may need 10 of them to meet his goals.
CTO JB Straubel says most Tesla has stopped working on the Model S and Model X and is working full time on the Tesla Model 3, the affordable car due 2017.
Drone technology has given a man the awesome opportunity to snoop on the Tesla Gigafactory’s construction site from a great vantage point — above! Once nothing more than a set of metal bars, the Gigafactory is now starting to come together in a mountainous (but somewhat desolate) area in Nevada. Construction of the outer walls and […]
Tesla has inked a deal with two companies to provide it with lithium from clay deposits in northern Mexico. A new lithium supply has been found in Wyoming.
Originally published on EV Obsession. Technology changes fast these days. How many iterations of cell phones or computers have we now lived through? How quickly have music-playing mediums changed? But there’s a big difference between incremental changes in technology and “disruptive” technology shifts. A transition from cassette tapes to CDs was one thing, but a transition […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Let’s just get this out there right up front: Reuters is one of the most biased anti–electric vehicle media outlets out there. I noted this publicly back in 2013, and not much has changed since then, as far as I’ve seen. What’s up with the Reuters agenda? Sponsors? Editorial bias because […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla Motors released its latest quarterly shareholder letter and hosted its quarterly financials call late last night (European time, since that’s where I live). As always, there were many interesting tidbits that could by themselves be individual articles. However, in the interest of not irritating the Tesla haters too much — […]
Months ago, Elon Musk reiterated that Tesla was still production limited, not demand limited. However, he also noted that Tesla might need to stimulate demand for the Model S by the end of the year. If so, he had an idea (a “secret weapon”) that would both do that and stick it to the stupid, […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Our good friend Bob Tregilus, host of the Plug In America podcast, has just dropped us some more pictures of the under-construction Tesla Gigafactory, which will be the largest building in the world in terms of footprint before long. As you may recall, Bob lives not far from there and actually noticed what seemed to be […]
It’s hard to believe, but it’s already been nearlynone months since Elon Musk officially announced Reno, Nevada as the site of the first Tesla Gigafactory. The $6 billion project is a truly massive undertaking, as we’ve seen in a a diagram before, and construction is already well underway. But to truly get a scope of […]
A new study shows battery prices are falling faster than predicted. The researchers say $150 per kWh is possible by 2020, prompting a shift to electric cars
Originally posted on EVObsession Build Your Dreams, better known as BYD, is the Chinese automaker that is going all-in with plug-in cars. Backed by Warren Buffett and already building its all-electric buses on American soil, BYD may have been born in China, but it has global ambitions. That includes rivaling the battery production of the […]
Last night Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval joined Tesla CEO Elon Musk in officially announcing a $1.2 billion incentive package for the Gigafactory.