March 29th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
Inspired by Elon Musk and others who are trying to help during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of Tesla owners in New York are raising funds to buy donuts and coffee to bring (safely, of course) to Tesla employees making ventilators. Tesla's Gigafactory in New York is producing ventilators to help save lives and Elon Musk will be giving them away to hospitals in need
March 26th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Elon Musk announced on Wednesday that Tesla Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo would begin manufacturing medical ventilators as soon as humanly possible.
March 19th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
Everyone seems to be mad at Tesla for staying open while several other businesses shut down to try to flatten the curve and prevent the coronavirus from spreading like a wildfire of the molecular variety. But did you know that Tesla isn't the only automaker that's been open for business
March 6th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
New job openings at Giga Shanghai (Tesla Gigafactory 3) shine light on Tesla's plans for solar and energy storage in China. Tesmanian has reported that on March 6th, Tesla China posted two job openings related to solar and energy storage
February 28th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla has met its goal of hiring 1,450 workers at Gigafactory 2 outside Buffalo, New York two months early. Elon Musk says he will deliver a "company talk" there in April.
February 14th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
It looks like Tesla will most likely meet that April hiring deadline that was set by the State of New York for Tesla's second Gigafactory, the one in Buffalo that produces solar technology rather than electric vehicles
February 12th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Elon Musk tweeted this week that the Solarglass roof manufactured at the Buffalo, New York factory will be available soon in more parts of the US and plans are underway to introduce it in China and Europe soon.
February 10th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
Sean Ryan, of the New York State Assembly, says that he is "pleasantly surprised" at Tesla's progress at its factory in Buffalo. He toured it on Friday. "The factory is built out. It has complete lines running, product moving around, people are there, so it's really transformed itself into what we've been hoping for," he says
December 19th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Lost in all the hoopla about the Tesla Cybertruck, Model Y, new factories in China and Germany, the Tesla Semi, and the upcoming Roadster 2.0 with its steerable rocket motors, it seemed like the Tesla Solar Roof continued to be like tomorrow — always a day away
December 15th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Tesla has completed installation of its Solarglass Roof tiles on our new home and we just turned the system on for the first time. This installation of version 2 of Tesla's Solarglass Roof tiles marks one of the first new-construction homes they've installed these elusive solar roof tiles on anywhere in the world
November 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I used to find the debate between Tesla critics (most notably short sellers) and Tesla fans as somewhat interesting but mostly straightforward. Tesla critics somehow thought that Tesla inherently couldn't make profits on its products. Tesla fans thought and explained how Tesla could. Tesla critics thought Tesla couldn't learn the art and skill of efficient, smooth mass production. Tesla fans noted many times, this isn't rocket science (ahem). Tesla critics thought major automakers would come out with electric vehicles superior to what Tesla offered and would thus kill the company. Tesla fans highlighted Tesla's leadership in batteries, software, self-driving tech, design, customer communications, and overall reputation
July 30th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that the company is working to ramp up the production of its solar roof tiles to a rate of 1000 per week by the end of the year. Rollout of the solar roof tiles has been slower than the company expected back when they were first revealed in a 2016 event at the Universal Studios backlot in Southern California
April 30th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla says it is working hard to streamline the process of ordering and installing rooftop solar systems to reduce soft costs that add to the price of solar systems. Online sales and standardized installations will help
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."
November 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
A local news affiliate went inside Tesla's 1.2 million square foot Gigafactory 2 in upstate New York for a firsthand look at what the company is doing inside its less celebrated solar Gigafactory
November 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Tesla is slashing prices on its solar systems 10–20% in recognition of the progress it has made streamlining its solar sales process by integrating Tesla Energy products into its existing high-traffic storefronts
April 27th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
This story is about Tesla's moats, but I don't mean to imply that Buffett would invest in Tesla. Tesla is far from the value investments of the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio. Rather, Buffett's comments are to demonstrate the importance of moats. Morningstar even has a guide called Why Moats Matter. Understanding the moats a business employs is clearly important to understanding the business and its future
February 18th, 2018 | by James Ayre
It's pretty common nowadays to hear the claim that the only reason that Tesla, or SpaceX, or any of Elon Musk's other ventures exists is because of government subsidies. I've myself heard the claim quite a lot over just the last few weeks. The funny thing: I haven't heard any specifics from those making these claims about how they are "subsidized." The general consensus when pressed seems to be: "Well, that's what I heard (and I don't like him)."
January 12th, 2018 | by James Ayre
Tesla has shared that it began mass production of its new solar roof tiles at its facility in Buffalo, New York, last month. Surveys of the homes of deposit holders are now underway
September 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Solar roof tile production at Tesla's production plant in Buffalo, New York, has now begun — as of the end of August — according to the company's Chief Technical Officer (CTO), JB Straubel