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"Officially Open" AP Reports for Tesla Gigafactory

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dfelt    1,774

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"Officially Open" AP Reports for Tesla Gigafactory

 

Brought to you from the Money section of MSN.com, AP is reporting that on July 26 2016, Tesla has officially acknowledged that the Gigafactory is officially open for manufacturing of batteries and expansion is on track that will allow Tesla to build and deliver 500,000 auto's in 2018. This includes the heavily pre-sold Tesla 3.

 

AP Story on MSN

 

There is plenty of additional news around this 3200 Acre battery plant that has even more info on the time line of being full production, which Elon Musk now says will be some time in 2020.

 

BBC Story

 

According to the Forbes Story, CEO of Panasonic stepped up investments to a committed 1.6 Billion due to the presales of 400,000 Tesla 3 auto's and the ability to sell the cells to any other auto maker that is interested.

 

Forbes Story

 

USA Today Story

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dfelt    1,774

About time. Interesting stuff.

Makes one wonder if GM could eventually after getting things going on the BOLT with LG use Tesla Gigafactory as a secondary supplier of battery cells.

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ccap41    1,161

 

About time. Interesting stuff.

Makes one wonder if GM could eventually after getting things going on the BOLT with LG use Tesla Gigafactory as a secondary supplier of battery cells.

 

I wouldn't doubt that at all. I think it would be smart on their part and they can probably push "built in America" some as well. 

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dfelt    1,774

Tesla has updated their own webpage about the Gigafactory with a video and pictures.

 

https://www.tesla.com/gigafactory

 

https://player.vimeo.com/video/108958187

 

Slides that were shown yesterday about the Gigafactory and Tesla long term plans.

 

Official Photo of the Entrance to the Giga Factory

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Aerial view of the current factory

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Slides shown to those at the Gigafactory launch.

 

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Here are a picture of the Invite and additional slide.

 

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FAPTurbo    1,080

This can be such a game changer once it is fully up and running.

 

THAT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE SHEEPLE WHO FALL FOR ELON'S DIVERSIONARY TACTICS JUST LIKE THE MASS MEDIA REMEMBER DUSENBURG THEY WERE A SUPER BIG DEAL AND EVEN THEY FAILED OR REMEMBER DELOREAN THEY WERE IN A MOVIE AND THEY FAILED TOO TESLA IS JUST A PIMPLE ON AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY HOW CAN YOU NOT SEE THROUGH MUSK'S SMOKE AND MIRRORS I HAVE AN AUTOBODY CERTIFICATE FROM TECHNICAL INSTITUTE SO UNLIKE ALL YOU COASTAL STATE CALIFORNIA ARMCHAIR TYPES WHO ARE EASILY SWAYED I ACTUALLY KNOW HOW THIS INDUSTRY WORKS. 

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ccap41    1,161

Uhhhh... I'm in the midwest.. 

 

And no matter what your opinion is electric cars are coming. At this point it is just a matter of time before there is a legitimate infrastructure for charging. Whatever his tactics are..have worked wonders for him and his previous businesses selling for hundreds of millions and billions of dollars. 

 

I'm not sure what having an auto body certificate has to do with the Gigafactory but that's good or you. Teslas will just be more vehicles you can repair.  :thumbsup:

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dfelt    1,774

Ambitious, and perhaps a bit cockamamie. In possibly related news, we have this link:

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/news/a30157/musk-tesla-model-3-final-design/

Good Capture, so he finally says this is final and it still looks the same as what everyone test drove. H'mmmmmmmmmm  :scratchchin:

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oldshurst442    988

Ambitious, and perhaps a bit cockamamie. In possibly related news, we have this link:

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/news/a30157/musk-tesla-model-3-final-design/

 

What is so cockamamie about it?

 

From YOUR link....

 

The WHOLE tiny article:

 

"The Tesla Model 3 that Elon Musk first showed off in April (pictured above) is not the Model 3 that will eventually reach customer hands. At a tech conference in early June, Musk said that his team would need six more weeks to finalize the Model 3's design. Apparently, now the affordable electric car is finally finalized.

At a Tuesday launch event for Tesla's new Gigafactory, Musk said the Model 3 design was "pencils down" as of two weeks ago, according to a Bloomberg report. With that, Musk says Tesla is on schedule to begin production of the long-awaited Model 3 next summer, though he previously said that it'll take a few months for production to ramp up to full speed.

Even before revealing the Model 3 concept in April, Musk said certain features would only be revealed closer to final production. Right now, it's unclear when we'll get to see the production-spec Model 3.

Tesla is under an immense amount of pressure with the Model 3, with nearly 400,000 customers depositing $1000 to get in line to buy one. That demand requires the company to ramp up production far beyond its current capacity. There'll be a lot of late nights and long weekends at Tesla if production is to begin in earnest in a year's time."

 

 

 

Or maybe because he will begin production of the Model 3 next year?

But like how we knew certain features would only be revealed closer to final production, we also knew the Model 3's production would only start sometime next year. Some of us even predict lateness....

 

I know.

I know.

You only report the news.

(with nonsensical sarcasm most of the time making mountains out of molehills)

 

I came outta vacation time to call you out on this...Im in Niagara Falls as I type this.

Having a great time!

Now excuse me...I gots to see some Ripley's Believe It or Not facts!

Some REAL facts to read upon, not non-stories that some of us call cockamamie...

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ccap41    1,161

 

Ambitious, and perhaps a bit cockamamie. In possibly related news, we have this link:

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/news/a30157/musk-tesla-model-3-final-design/

Good Capture, so he finally says this is final and it still looks the same as what everyone test drove. H'mmmmmmmmmm  :scratchchin:

 

That picture was only of the first Model 3. It didn't say that the pictured car was the finalized one, just that it is finally finalized. At least that is how I read it. 

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dfelt    1,774

 

 

Ambitious, and perhaps a bit cockamamie. In possibly related news, we have this link:

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/news/a30157/musk-tesla-model-3-final-design/

Good Capture, so he finally says this is final and it still looks the same as what everyone test drove. H'mmmmmmmmmm  :scratchchin:

 

That picture was only of the first Model 3. It didn't say that the pictured car was the finalized one, just that it is finally finalized. At least that is how I read it. 

 

Good Point, my reading of it came across differently, but I see the point your also making. Be interesting to see what he calls the final and what the spec is. I also wonder about the impact the 225 mile BOLT will have on this 215 mile Tesla 3 or the 200+ mile Leaf II out spring 2017 or the 115 mile Ioniq from hyundai. 

 

We do live in exciting times.   :booyah:

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ccap41    1,161

 

 

 

Ambitious, and perhaps a bit cockamamie. In possibly related news, we have this link:

http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/news/a30157/musk-tesla-model-3-final-design/

Good Capture, so he finally says this is final and it still looks the same as what everyone test drove. H'mmmmmmmmmm  :scratchchin:

 

That picture was only of the first Model 3. It didn't say that the pictured car was the finalized one, just that it is finally finalized. At least that is how I read it. 

 

Good Point, my reading of it came across differently, but I see the point your also making. Be interesting to see what he calls the final and what the spec is. I also wonder about the impact the 225 mile BOLT will have on this 215 mile Tesla 3 or the @00+ mile Leaf II out spring 2017 or the 115 mile Ioniq from hyundai. 

 

We do live in exciting times.   :booyah:

 

Now if we could only get some charging infrastructure over here in the mid west... 

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balthazar    1,882

My bad guys.. Stupid interwebz sarcasm is tough some times.. *facepalm*

FapTurbo is the 'Gigafactory of Sarcasm'...

 

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Was that the profile of a Ford F-150 illustrating Tesla's future pick-up?

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Suaviloquent    713

Holy $h!, I didn't think Tesla wants to have the capability to outsell Chrysler (albeit those include international sales, not just domestic chrysler car sales).

 

Damn. Crazy.

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balthazar    1,882

Waiting to see if Tesla sticks with "500,000 units for 2018" when 2016 is looking like about 12% of that.

I'm not finding it credible that battery supply is the constraint on not being at, say, randomly; 125,000 units for '16...

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Suaviloquent    713

I'm not sure if everyone has yet seen,  but the gigafactory built so far is actually....nifty coincidence a little more than about 12% of the planned construction is complete.

 

By next year this time they expect validation and q&a of the Model 3 batteries to be complete.

 

This is a nifty thing though. The stakeholders are vested, and already the facility can be used to make battery packs.

 

I think a lot more automakers and others who need lithium packs will buy in.

 

There might just be a gigafactory on every continent in the near future.

 

 

I don't necceasrily still fully buy in to electric vehicles, but I do think that batteries NEED this kind of investment in terms of production and infrastructure to lower cost. I'm NOT deterministic, but it's pretty obvious rationalization of the production of big lithium is one of the few ways to lower unit cost, so this isn't a stupid idea.

 

Think about it. our entire economies are still largely driven by petro, and most of the infrastructure of that system was finished being built by the 50's. The majority of all the refineries in Texas, Alberta, and elsewhere in N/A are OLD AS F***. Maintaining them is all the big petro's do.

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balthazar    1,882

^ Plenty of manufacturing facilities are "old", it's not that big of a deal. 
GM's Janesville Assembly was 90 yrs old when shuttered in '09.

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Suaviloquent    713

The point is that from an accounting perspective, depreciation and subsidies make oil far more compelling than it really is. Yes, the facility out of Reno got plenty of govt welfare, but here's the big equalizer.

 

 

Everyone will be doing this. 

 

If any mainstream make wants to sell 500,000 electric cars per year with more than 200 miles of range, they also need 50 GWH of batteries per year.

 

And this facility is now being setup to eventually be able to triple, as in produce 150 GWH, anually. Now that's years away, awaiting a sustainable business model from Tesla, but this is the right time, perhaps the right place, and if Tesla fails, some else will pickup the pieces - it's an opportunity too good to miss.

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