• Tesla offers another hint that the Model 3 is on the way

    5 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Tesla has started producing the battery cell for the upcoming Model 3 at its massive - and still-under-construction - Nevada gigafactory, an important milestone as the company prepares to launch its electric vehicle made for the masses.
    The information, shared by Tesla CTO JB Straubel during a presentation over the weekend at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association's Energy Fair 2017, provides an important progress report on a vehicle that is hotly anticipated by critics, fans, and shareholders. Straubel's comments were first reported by Electrek .
    Tesla is just meeting its own...
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  • Model 3 battery production is already underway, Tesla CTO says

    Model 3 battery production is already underway, Tesla CTO says

    5 monthes ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Tesla's Gigafactory in Las Vegas is a crucial part of the company's ambitious plan to manufacture more than 500,000 cars annually by 2018. Though Tesla's initial goal was to reach the 500,000 milestone by 2020, the company earlier this year decided to put even more pressure upon itself by accelerating its production goal a full two years ahead of time. As for how the Gigafactory fits into this equation, well, it's really quite simple. To manufacture cars at the scale Tesla envisions, the company needs an insane amount of batteries. Indeed, Tesla's Gigafactory will ultimately double the...
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