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Published on January 5th, 2017 | by James Ayre


Tesla Video Of Battery Cell Production At Gigafactory

January 5th, 2017 by  

Those wanting to take a look at the newly started battery cell production at the Tesla + Panasonic Gigafactory in Nevada can now do so … to some degree. Tesla has posted a short video teasing the beginning of cell mass production there.

Without dragging this out too much, here’s the video that Tesla posted:

We've flipped the switch on cell production at the Gigafactory

Posted by Tesla on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The video was published to Facebook following the company’s big announcement concerning the state of work at the Gigafactory. For more on that, see: Tesla Gigafactory Now Pumping Out Battery Cells.

So, what exactly are we seeing in the video? Hundreds of lithium-ion battery cells working their way through a highly automated and fast production system. Tesla designed and is producing the cells in collaboration with Panasonic. The current batch is for Tesla Powerwall 2 and Tesla Powerpack 2.

The recent announcement by Tesla included the statement that battery cell production for the Model 3 is expected to begin in Quarter 2, seemingly meaning that production plans for the Model 3 are still on track. We’ll keep you posted if things change as the Model 3 launch gets closer.


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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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