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Panasonic Completing 3 New Cell Production Lines At Tesla's Gigafactory
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In a Tuesday interview with Bloomberg, the head of Panasonic’s Automotive Division said that the company was on track to complete an additional three battery-cell production lines at Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory before the end of this year. That puts the expansion ahead of schedule for completion. […]

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Tesla whistleblower tells SEC of alleged wrongdoing at Gigafactory
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Enlarge / Tesla’s new Model 3 car on display is seen on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Tesla store in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty Images) Martin Tripp, the ex-Tesla technician who has been sued by his former employer, has now filed a formal whistleblower tip to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Tripp’s lawyer, Stuart […]

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Reader pics show Tesla Semi on I-680, en route from Gigafactory to Fremont
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Matt Beckman Update: We received the above photos of Tesla Semis in the wild from a reader. The trucks are traveling along I-680, which connects I-80 to the Bay Area. Original Story: On Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted a picture on Instagram of two Tesla Semis at the Sparks, Nevada Gigafactory. The trucks are apparently full […]

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Tesla Employees Say Gigafactory Problems Are Worse Than Known
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Tesla’s problems with battery production at the company’s Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, are worse than the company has acknowledged and could cause further delays and quality issues for the new Model 3, according to a number of current and former Tesla employees. These problems include Tesla needing […]

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A glimpse inside Tesla’s super secretive Gigafactory
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 Even having grown up in California, I’m realizing I’m not built for this heat. We’re 30 minutes or so outside of Reno, but it feels like I’m on the sun. I can feel my sunscreen baking off. Why the hell did I wear black today? It’s okay; it’s worth it. I’m out here for a […]

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Elon Musk and J.B. Straubel talk batteries at the new Gigafactory
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A stripped down Model S. Tesla batteries will be made at a factory site outside of Reno. Although the Gigafactory—a $5 billion (£4 billion) battery factory built by Tesla and Panasonic in northern Nevada—is only 14 percent complete, by all accounts it is enormous. Speaking to a handful of press on the grounds of the […]

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Tesla claims trespassing journalists attacked Gigafactory workers
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As a news editor, I can understand the desire to get a scoop about Tesla's mysterious Gigafactory by pushing boundaries… but this is very much beyond the pale. Two Reno Gazette Journal staffers are facing charges after they not only trespassed a…

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Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla Gigafactory, Blue Lagoon and an electric unicycle
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Tesla has emerged as one of the world’s most exciting and successful electric vehicle manufacturers — and now the Silicon Valley company is getting into the battery business in a big way. Tesla CEO Elon Musk just unveiled new images of the company’s…

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Panasonic to Help Make Tesla's Gigafactory Materialize
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Tesla and Panasonic last week signed what is effectively a memorandum of understanding regarding their collaboration on Tesla’s Gigafactory — a large-scale battery manufacturing facility. The agreement sets out the responsibilities of both partners, but there will be further discussions over the details. When completed sometime in 2017, the Gigafactory will address one of the […]

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