Jan 2, 2023 - 03:33 pm
Tesla increases 4680 cell production capacities
Tesla can now equip around 1,000 vehicles per week with its new 4680 battery cells. At the end of December, Tesla said it achieved a production rate of 868,000 4680 cells in one week – enough for said approximately 1,000 electric cars.
Sep 1, 2022 - 12:24 pm
Tesla could build new battery assembly at Fremont
Tesla wants to assemble battery modules at its electric car plant in Fremont, California, at least according to an application filed with the city of Fremont. The extension appears in line with other plans to expand production.
Jan 27, 2022 - 03:00 am
Tesla takes stock of 2021 as a “breakthrough year”
With more than 930,000 vehicles delivered, Tesla confirmed it also achieved new records in sales and profits in 2021, as the new annual report shows. The manufacturer itself speaks of a “breakthrough year”. In the medium term, Tesla wants to deliver 50 per cent more cars per year – and could thus come close to […]
Apr 5, 2021 - 03:48 pm
Tesla delivers another record in Q1/2021
Tesla announced new record deliveries of 184,800 electric cars during the first quarter of 2021. Q1 of any year but especially this Covid-year is traditionally a slow quarter for car companies which makes it even more remarkable.
Feb 26, 2021 - 12:26 pm
Model 3 production continues after brief chip shortage
Tesla apparently wanted to shut down production for the Model 3 in Fremont for a fortnight due to an industry-wide chip shortage. But the production shutdown only lasted a few days. But there is also new information about the Model Y from Grünheide.
Dec 14, 2020 - 01:24 pm
Tesla pauses Model S and X production
Production of the Model S and Model X in Fremont will be halted for just under three weeks. This is fuelling speculation that both models might be getting a refresh. Meanwhile, according to reports from China, Tesla has now also begun production of the performance version of the Model 3.
Nov 2, 2020 - 01:12 pm
Saueressig said to set up cell production for Tesla
The German company Saueressig Engineering appears involved in setting up machines for Tesla battery cell production in Germany and the USA, a local media report suggest. It would not be the first time that the Californian company relied on engineering know-how from Germany.
Oct 27, 2020 - 11:58 am
Tesla investing in US production capacities
Tesla plans to invest 4.5 to 6.0 billion US dollars in 2021 and 2022 respectively to expand its production capacities for electric cars and batteries. This was revealed in a statement to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Oct 7, 2020 - 08:37 pm
Tesla catches new saboteur in Fremont
Tesla told workers at its factory in Fremont, California, that an employee “maliciously sabotaged” part of the plant last month and was fired after an internal investigation, according to a memo seen by Bloomberg.
Aug 17, 2020 - 04:00 pm
Tesla brings in giant casting machines for Model Y
One of the new giant casting machines has arrived at Tesla’s main factory in Fremont, California. The machine is designed to cast the rear frame of Model Y in a single piece possibly before the end of the year. In Germany, changes are afoot at the Giga Berlin construction site.
Jul 23, 2020 - 01:15 am
Tesla shows profit in Q2 despite Corona
Tesla has just released its Q2 earnings in a report and live webcast. The company was able to report the fourth sequential quarterly profit, despite the Corona crises, as well as an increase in cash. Tesla boss Elon Musk also revealed more details about the new site of the new Giga factory in Texas.
Jul 16, 2020 - 01:02 pm
Tesla to set up “tent” to make more Model Y
Tesla is building another tent structure at the Fremont plant to produce more Model Y. The end of this month will see a major upgrade including a short shutdown of the factory. Meanwhile, there are contradictory data on the number of coronavirus infections at Tesla.
Jun 25, 2020 - 12:13 pm
Tesla expands production facility for Roadrunner project
More details about Tesla’s largely secret Roadrunner project to produce its battery cells have become apparent through a document now published by the city of Fremont. Tesla has applied for permission to build a second floor in its battery production plant Tera.
Jun 22, 2020 - 03:54 pm
Date set for Tesla Battery Day in September
There is now a provisional date for Tesla’s Battery Day when the Californian company will be presenting the details of their cell production and will include the presentation of a “cell production system”.
Jun 10, 2020 - 02:36 pm
Tesla loses top manager while Corona hits Fremont
Robin Ren has left Tesla now vacating the position of Vice President of Business Development. More locally, Tesla’s Fremont plant reportedly has 6 Covid-19 cases and workers complaining of unsafe conditions. Meanwhile, in Germany, Tesla presented the required amended application documents for the construction of Giga Berlin.
May 14, 2020 - 02:08 pm
Tesla announces new Fremont production manager
Tesla has found a successor for Jatinder Dhillon. According to reports, Richard Miller now heads production at the Fremont plant. Miller is taking over the job at a difficult time, but there seems to be an “agreement” with Alameda County about reopening the plant.
May 12, 2020 - 04:40 pm
Tesla boss Elon Musk hurls a few threats
The head of Tesla wants to move his headquarters and future operations to Nevada and Texas because Californian authorities will not yet let Tesla open its Fremont plant. Musk has even openly threatened the state with withdrawal from California altogether.
May 5, 2020 - 03:19 pm
Tesla is ordering battery manufacturing equipment
According to a media report, Tesla has commissioned the South Korean company Hanwha to supply equipment for battery formation. This is probably equipment that Tesla is already ordering for its intended cell production.
Mar 17, 2020 - 02:09 pm
Elon Musk trivialises Corona outbreak on Twitter
Elon Musk among the corona deniers? It appears so if we take the recent statements by the Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter and in an email to employees that seem utterly irresponsible, especially considering the impact that Musk’s words have on many people.
Feb 12, 2020 - 12:58 pm
Tesla to set up pilot production line for battery cells
Tesla reportedly wants to set up a pilot production line for its own battery cells at their Fremont factory. In addition, the Californian company recently acquired Hibar – a company specializing in the manufacture of production equipment for battery cells.
Oct 16, 2019 - 01:26 pm
When will Tesla release the Model Y?
Tesla allegedly wants to accelerate the launch of its Model Y. When the model was presented, Tesla had announced that it would be launched in autumn 2020, but according to a media report it could be half a year earlier.
Sep 9, 2019 - 04:24 pm
R&D break-through: Tesla battery making looks likely
Jeff Dahn and his team, who carry out battery research for Tesla, have published test results for a new battery cell that could have a life of 1 million miles (1.6 million km) and thus be suitable for Tesla’s planned robo taxis. At the same time, Tesla battery cell manufacturing appears to be well underway.
Aug 6, 2019 - 12:40 pm
Tesla loses another production manager
Tesla lost another important manager this month: J. Eric Purcell. Purcell spent almost seven years with Tesla and was most recently responsible for production quality at the Fremont plant.
Jul 25, 2019 - 02:06 pm
JB Straubel leaves Tesla for consultancy
Elon Musk announced in the context of the latest quarterly figure announcement that Tesla co-founder JB Straubel will withdraw from the operational business as Chief Technology Officer and will in future only work in an advisory capacity for Tesla. The new Tesla CTO will be Drew Baglino.