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'Tesla Hunger Games': Are States In 'Race To Bottom' For Gigafactory?

'Tesla Hunger Games': Are States In 'Race To Bottom' For Gigafactory?

Electric-car makers don't normally draw comparisons with dystopian autocracies. But as five states compete to host Tesla Motors' massive battery "Gigafactory," some are comparing the contest with a certain fictional "sporting" event. Welcome to the "Tesla Hunger Games," complete with its own logo... read more

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Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Gigafactory: CA Could Waive Environmental Rules To Get It: Report

When Tesla Motors announced the short list of possible locations for its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory," California wasn't on it. The Silicon Valley electric-car maker is... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Needs More Office Space Too (It's Not Just The Gigafactory)

It wasn't so long ago--not quite four years, actually--that Tesla's new headquarters and office complex in the foothills of Palo Alto, California, seemed a big and audacious... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla: 8,763 Cars Built, 7,579 Sold, 'Potential' Nevada Gigafactory Ground Broken: Q2 Earnings Report

Tesla Motors built 8,763 Model S electric cars and delivered 7,579 of them to customers during the second quarter, according to just-released second-quarter results. It... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla, Panasonic Sign Gigafactory Pact; Nevada Site Work Already Underway?

Now it's official: Panasonic and Tesla Motors will build the "gigafactory," a huge lithium-ion cell fabrication and battery-pack production facility in the western United... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla And Panasonic Reach Agreement On Gigafactory Project: Report

Tesla Motors and its normally outspoken CEO, Elon Musk, haven't had much to say about its plans to build a battery "gigafactory" lately. Now, a new report claims Tesla has... read more July 29, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Elon Musk Takes Solar City From Silicon Valley To...Buffalo ?!?!?

When he's not running electric-car startup Tesla Motors, its CEO Elon Musk has a couple of other jobs on the side. In fact, he's not only involved in CEO of one startup, but... read more June 24, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Sales On Target, Gigafactory Groundbreaking Next Month: FINAL UPDATE

Tesla Motors released its first-quarter earnings this afternoon, logging revenue of $713 million on deliveries of 6,457 Model S electric cars. That's essentially the number... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Gigafactory Site Choice Due Soon--Or, Maybe Two Sites

Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn't just planning one site for the company's future battery gigafactory--he's actually looking at two. As a way of avoiding "last minute issues" on a... read more April 30, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Tesla Gigafactory Seeks North American Raw Materials To Cut Pollution

There is no such thing as a truly green car. All cars require raw materials and energy to produce, use energy during their time as transport, and require energy to... read more April 20, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Gigafactory Faces Skepticism From Panasonic, Analysts

Elon Musk, CEO of startup electric-car maker Tesla Motors, is no doubt used to skepticism. Now he faces new doubts over the company's plans for a massive "gigafactory"... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Good News For Tesla: AZ Bill Would Legalize Direct Sales As State Angles For Gigafactory

When the possibility of new jobs clashes with the desires of powerful campaign contributors, sometimes jobs can take priority. That may be what's happening in Arizona, where... read more March 20, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tucson Wants Tesla Gigafactory, Gives Formal Proposal To Electric-Car Maker

Tesla Motors recently announced plans for a battery "Gigafactory," which is to provide enough lithium-ion cells to allow it to build a projected 500,000 electric cars per... read more March 18, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing candidate states for Tesla Motors gigafactory, from Feb 2014 presentation

Where Should Tesla Put Its Battery Gigafactory? Reader Poll

When electric-car maker Tesla Motors released more information about its planned "gigafactory" to produce lithium-ion battery cells in the U.S., it revealed the four states... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla's Lithium-Ion Battery Gigafactory: What You Need To Know

This afternoon, Tesla Motors released details on its proposed "Gigafactory" to build lithium-ion cells for its future electric cars. To provide enough cell capacity to build... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Why A Gigafactory? Tesla Used 1/3 Of All Electric-Car Batteries Last Year

The 210,000 plug-in electric vehicles sold around the world last year used a lot of lithium-ion batteries. But if startup automaker Tesla Motors has its way, it will soon... read more February 26, 2014 by 


 
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