Inside Tesla’s gigantic Gigafactory

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by

The Gigafactory is where Tesla Motors will build the batteries that power its electric vehicles. The company has long imported batteries from Asia, but if it is to meet its CEO’s goal of producing 500,000 cars a year, it must build those batteries here. There’s simply no other way to meet its own demand, because the company expects to use more […]

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Tesla’s Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports’ rating system

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2015 by

How good is Tesla’s Model S P85D? Insanely good, says Consumer Reports, with the electric sedan performing better than any other car the magazine has reviewed and breaking its rating system in the process. “The Tesla initially scored 103 in the Consumer Reports’ Ratings system, which by definition doesn’t go past 100,” said Consumer Reports. “The […]

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Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 by

According to Musk, the company is working on a consumer battery pack for the home. Design of the battery is apparently complete, and production could begin in six months. Tesla is still deciding on a date for unveiling the new unit, but Musk said he […]

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Tesla to open source ALL of its patents

Posted on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 by

Tesla is now an open-source company, allowing its electric vehicle patents for outside use. CEO Elon Musk made the unprecedented announcement Thursday on his company’s blog. “Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport,” he wrote. “If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric […]

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