Tag: Gigafactory

Aug 4, 2021 - 01:04 pm

Model Y production rumoured to launch in Texas next week

Tesla could start test production of the Model Y in Texas as early as next week – and regular production before the end of the year, according to observers. New rumours are also circulating about the upcoming entry-level model, which has so far been referred to as the Model 2.

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Aug 3, 2021 - 01:18 pm

Nissan & Envision AESC to build battery plant in Japan

Nissan is announcing plans for a second car battery factory, this time in Japan, and again with partner Envision AESC of China. AESC and Nissan will jointly operate the plant, and news agencies report first details about location and capacity with confirmation expected tomorrow.

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Jul 21, 2021 - 11:35 am

Tesla to open Superchargers to 3rd parties in 2021

Elon Musk has now confirmed on Twitter that Tesla will open its Supercharger network to electric cars from other brands later this year. Meanwhile, there is an update on Tesla’s plan to start production of the Semi electric truck this year.

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Jun 24, 2021 - 12:15 pm

UK: AMTE Power leads gov’ funded EV battery project ULTRA

UK battery cell manufacturer AMTE Power says it has been appointed to lead a new government-funded project preparing two of its battery cells for large scale manufacture and testing with leading automotive manufacturers. Project ULTRA is funded with five million pounds.

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Jun 16, 2021 - 10:59 am

It’s hard to practice what you preach

While Elon Musk criticised Bitcoin for not ensuring renewable energy production for its operations, Tesla itself is now reportedly using hundreds of diesel generators to set up production at the future Giga Berlin plant in Grünheide, Germany.

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Jun 1, 2021 - 11:25 am

Tesla to hand in third application for Giga Berlin

Although the Tesla vehicle plant in Grünheide is being expanded to include a battery cell factory, the company says the water consumption of the combined Gigafactory will not increase. According to a media report, this information was gleaned from the third application in the main approval process that Tesla is likely to submit to the […]

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May 31, 2021 - 10:30 am

More (legal) vandalism for Gigafactory 4

Following a case of environmentally motivated vandalism at the Gigafactory construction site in Germany, Elon Musk took to twitter to drum up sympathy from the locals. And what better way to impress the young people than through art!?

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May 27, 2021 - 03:01 pm

Giga Berlin attacked by activist group

After a fire at the Tesla plant in Grünheide on Wednesday night, when power cables were set on fire, a letter of confession was sent to media from the “Vulkangruppe”, or ‘volcano group’ as they call themselves. The group claims their actions are because Tesla is “neither green, ecological, nor social”.

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May 20, 2021 - 12:20 pm

Brandenburg grants Tesla yet another partial approval

The Brandenburg State Office for the Environment has granted Tesla permission to start installing final assembly equipment at the Giga Berlin factory in Grünheide ahead of schedule. It is not the first advance approval allowing work inside the factory.

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May 19, 2021 - 12:16 pm

Texas-built Model Y to be fitted with 4680 battery cells

Tesla wants to equip the Model Y which will roll off the production line at the upcoming Gigafactory in Texas, with the new 4680 battery cells right from the start. There are also reports that up to 20,000 vehicles cannot be delivered because of a missing part.

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May 10, 2021 - 01:16 pm

Tesla Giga Berlin gets approval for another hall

Tesla has received approval to build a huge hall on the Gigafactory site in Grünheide, near Berlin, possibly for the battery factory. Tesla is apparently also planning an expansion for Giga Texas, which is also under construction.

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May 3, 2021 - 12:44 pm

Musk gives Giga Berlin six months more for readiness

The start of production at Giga Berlin, Tesla’s plant in Grünheide near Berlin, has reportedly been delayed by six months. According to a report in German media, Tesla boss Elon Musk has officially given the team half a years more time, meaning that full production is unlikely to start before January 2022.

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Apr 28, 2021 - 11:09 am

Tesla wants to amend Giga Berlin approval permits

Tesla has informed the approval authority that the permit application for the plant in Grünheide is to be amended to include battery cell production. This is likely to delay the start of vehicle production at the Gigafactory by months.

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Apr 27, 2021 - 12:55 pm

Tesla considers recycling facility in Shanghai

Tesla is planning to expand its Gigafactory Shanghai with recycling facilities for electric car components, according to a media report. This will involve not only batteries, but also electric motors and other important components.

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Apr 21, 2021 - 11:25 am

Giga Berlin decision faces further delays

The final approval for Tesla’s Gigafactory in Grünheide is apparently being delayed further. According to a media report, Brandenburg’s Environment Minister Axel Vogt is said to have cited a lack of “fundamental information”.

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Apr 8, 2021 - 01:10 pm

Tesla unhappy with German permit approval process

Because the official permit for the factory in Grünheide is still pending, Tesla criticises the obstacles in German permit law in a ten-page incendiary letter. In the paper, the company calls on the Federal Republic to give energy transition projects priority for approval.

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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.

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Mar 26, 2021 - 10:26 am

Elon Musk more than peeved at German broadcaster

The recent reports from Germany’s state broadcaster ZDF saying that future water consumption at Tesla’s Giga Berlin could become a danger for a later expansion of the plant are getting a lot of attention. This even prompted a reaction from Elon Musk.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 01:23 pm

Tesla still without Giga Berlin plant manager

Tesla is apparently still missing a new plant manager for the Giga Berlin factory in Grünheide. According to a media report, former Daimler manager René Reif never started at Tesla despite an original agreement.

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Mar 16, 2021 - 11:57 am

Tesla moves to launch cell production in Grünheide by 2022

Tesla wants to submit the application for approval for the production of battery cells in Grünheide to German authorities by July of this year at the latest. According to the corresponding media report, the production start for the cells in Grünheide is targeted for 2022.

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Mar 10, 2021 - 12:02 pm

LG to supply 4680 battery cells for Tesla

It looks like LG Energy Solution will produce the new large-format 4680 cells for Tesla from 2023. Production sites in the US and Europe are being considered to supply the Tesla plants there, yet a supply agreement has not been signed so far.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/08/04/model-y-production-rumoured-to-launch-in-texas-next-week/
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