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Batteries

Tesla Gigafactory 1 Timeline & Results — CleanTechnica Deep Dive

Published on January 20th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada is a proof of concept. Originally, the factory was supposed to be completed in 2020, have a production capacity of 35 GWh of battery cells and 50 GWh of battery packs, and employ 6,500 people. In 2017, these plans were altered publicly, as Elon Musk claimed that the company found a way to use space more efficiently and set a new goal of 105 GWh of battery cells and 150 GWh of battery packs. That would also mean employing around 10,000 people when complete... Read More


Clean Transport

Tesla Supercharger Development In China — 5 Year Review & The Future

Published on January 20th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Tesla has helped move the idea of electric cars from niche sci-fi or hippy dream into something mainstream. Part of the way it did this was by creating a compelling product package — the car, sales experience, repair center experience, and recharging infrastructure that was based around the needs of electric vehicles and their owners: Superchargers... Read More


Cars

Tesla Flashbacks, Take 5

Published on January 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently had some fun digging up old Tesla news, putting it in the context of the company up to today can make it fascinating. I've also elaborated on 11 years of hyped up FUD about Tesla and claims of its eminent demise for the past decade, as well as 8 "impossible" goals the company has achieved. I forgot, though, that a reader sent along a list of his own back in October. It's a great list as well, so I'm writing about it here for another round of "Tesla Flashbacks."... Read More


Cars

30 Nasty Tesla Charts

Published on January 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

With our US large luxury car sales report, US small & midsize luxury car sales report, US electric vehicle sales report, and other Tesla-related sales reports recently completed, it's time for another edition of Nasty Tesla Charts!... Read More


Air Quality

Gas Cars = More Human Death

Published on January 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

A recent news item — €70 Billion A Year In EU Health Damage Caused By Vehicle Emissions — reminded me of the following article, which is a piece I wrote in 2016 to try to more directly communicate the issue to people. Initially, the opening line below was the title... Read More


Batteries

What Changed In The Solar & Energy Storage Industries In 2018?

Published on January 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I started covering the solar energy industry seriously in 2009. It seemed like a hopping, exciting time in the industry — growth was exploding. I remember one early story in which readers admonished me a little because I put "Solar Power Exploding" in a headline, and they thought I was referring to genuine explosions. In 2019, 2009 and 2010 progress looks like anthills... Read More


Batteries

Everything You Need To Know About The Tesla Powerwall 2 (2019 Edition)

Published on January 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The Tesla Powerwall 2 is one of the most advanced residential energy storage systems in the world and it all starts with the batteries. The leadership highlights the fact that Tesla is not only a carmaker but also a major battery company that sells its batteries in a variety of form factors, including cars like the Model 3 and stationary energy products like the Powerwall... Read More


Cars

Tesla Crushes Porsche & Jaguar Globally — 4th Quarter Sales Report

Published on January 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla's global sales in the 4th quarter were almost as large as Porsche's and Jaguar's sales combined, showing Tesla's continued rise in the broader auto market. It also shows Tesla's quick transition through these more limited, exclusive segments and into the direction of larger brands like BMW, Audi, and perhaps even Toyota someday... Read More


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