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:
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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