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What’s A Gigafactory? Here’s A Quick Summary Video

February 4th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

With so much buzz surrounding Tesla's new Gigafactory in Shanghai, some of those newer Model 3 owners might be secretly wondering — a Giga-what? So let's take a second to explain what this moniker really means. Mike Brown at Inverse dives (head first) into this topic, reminding readers: "One of the most impressive machines from Tesla isn’t a car, but a factory."


Tesla’s Big Red Opportunity: China’s EV Market 3× Bigger Than US EV Market (Video)

January 31st, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Tesla CEO Elon Musk highlighted on the Tesla shareholder call tonight that Tesla is the first non-Chinese automaker that has been permitted to build a wholly owned factory of its own in China. No doubt about it, Tesla knows the opportunity in China is enormous and is grateful for that. The following repost from EVANNEX puts that into more context


Tesla Partners With Local Community Colleges To Attract Talent At Gigafactory 1

January 29th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla is looking to the local community for future employees through its Manufacturing Development Program, which is being offered through Nevada's Jobs for America's Graduates program. The program aims to connect high school graduates in Nevada with the skills required to land a job or move forward with postsecondary education. Naturally, it connects nicely to the high-tech manufacturing jobs at Tesla's booming Gigafactory outside Sparks, Nevada


Tesla Gobbling Up Risk As Old Automakers Slow-Walk Their Way Into The Future

January 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

After years of record sales and huge profits, legacy automakers are preparing for leaner times ahead. The US Big Three have killed off most of their sedans to concentrate on trucks and SUVs. GM is shuttering plants and laying off workers, and has pulled out of Europe and Russia. Ford has announced a substantial restructuring of its European operations as well


Tesla Gigafactory Pays Big Dividends For Nevada

December 7th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The Nevada Office of Economic Development says Tesla has exceeded virtually every promise it made to secure incentives for the Gigafactory. The factory has had a dramatic impact on the economy of northern Nevada.


Tesla — “Apple Of Cars” — Entering Its Golden Age

November 10th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Comparisons between Tesla and Apple are nothing new, but with the Silicon Valley automaker poised for a new wave of growth, it’s a good time to revisit the parallels between the two disruptive companies. A recent article from ARK Investment Management explains the similarities in eerie detail


The “Tesla Killers” Tesla Model Y Will Crush … Model 3 Lightning & Model Y Thunder … (#CleanTechnica Top 20)

October 7th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Some people like "Tesla killer" articles. I don't know who exactly (other than a few shorts I won't name in the hopes they don't come over to this site to comment again). But to most of us, it's more fun to more realistically explain why Tesla is the one destined to crush the competition in the coming years. One such story stole the show last week


Tesla Is 2 Years Ahead Of Schedule On Gigafactory 1

October 1st, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland

Tesla's Gigafactory 1 in Nevada is solidly on track to achieve a battery production volume of 35 GWh per year (annualized run rate) by the end of 2018. This is two years ahead of the original 2020 target date for achieving these volumes


China × Cleantech — August

September 28th, 2018 | by Tim Dixon

The world is changing fast, but many worry it is not fast enough, so let's review the biggest cleantech news from China in August. As always, there’s much news out of China. In order to aggregate and summarize the highlights, this edition of our China × Cleantech feature separates the stories by a handful of broad topics. This report is also published over on the “Future Trends” section of our website


Tesla Has Applied Agile Software Development To Automotive Manufacturing

September 1st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Software development used to be a long, drawn-out process, with teams of workers spending years if not decades to develop the next generation of the next big thing. Enterprise tech teams were structured around these longer timelines and threw up their own gates to gather requirements, contract out the development, deploy the release, and validate solutions before handing them over to the service teams that would manage the solution for the rest of its lifetime


10 Top Takeaways From Tom Randall’s Superb Interview With Tesla CEO Elon Musk

August 4th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I was thrilled to be on Tesla's quarterly conference call this past week, honored & humbled at the opportunity to bounce a series of questions and short comments off of Tesla CEO Elon Musk. However, Bloomberg's Tom Randall recently scored an even more amazing opportunity, a full interview with Sir Elon. Below are 10 big highlights from that candid interview


Tesla Donating $37½ Million To Nevada Schools (Video)

August 4th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

As the Gigafactory in Nevada continues to grow, so does Tesla's commitment to local schools. Tesla is looking to "give students more access to specialized fields of study such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)," according to Teslarati. JB Straubel, Tesla's co-founder and CTO, explains, "The demand for STEM jobs in Nevada will continue to grow dramatically over the next few years."


American Manganese Positions Itself To Lead The Charge Into EV Battery Recycling

July 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

American Manganese (AM) says it can retrieve 100% of the lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese and aluminum from batteries, like those used in plug-in vehicles, using technology it originally developed to process low-grade manganese ores. We spoke with American Manganese CEO Larry Reaugh about its roots in mining and how he believes it sets them up to lead the charge into plug-in vehicle battery recycling.



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