Tag: Gigafactory

Nov 23, 2020 - 10:44 am

LG Chem may supply cells for Tesla China Model Y

According to Chinese media reports, Tesla has signed a contract with LG Chem to supply battery cells for the Model Y made in China. Specifically, LG Chem will supply NMC cells for the Long Range and Performance versions of Tesla’s midsize SUV.

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Nov 20, 2020 - 12:42 pm

Jobs at Tesla: Giga Berlin hires for cell & car production

Tesla has begun hiring staff for battery cell production at Giga Berlin in Grünheide. Reports say the company would also look to finding personnel in vehicle assembly starting in January. Up to 7,000 employees would then help build a slightly modified Model Y for the markets in Europe.

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Nov 17, 2020 - 12:16 pm

Tesla to join S&P 500 stock market in December

Tesla shares are now included in the S&P 500 stock market index after all. Tesla’s inclusion will take place on 21 December. In addition, Tesla has apparently found a new construction manager for the Gigafactory in Grünheide within its own ranks.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 12:46 pm

Tesla granted building pre-approval for Giga Berlin

Tesla has received another provisional building permit for its plant in Grünheide. The Brandenburg State Environmental Agency has approved supporting structures for roofs and exterior walls in the area of the foundry and press shop. This is already the seventh application for preliminary work.

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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.

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Oct 31, 2020 - 02:44 pm

Panasonic to develop new 4680 battery cell for Tesla

Panasonic is working on the development of a new battery cell for Tesla, based on the new 4680 format presented by Tesla at ‘Battery Day’. The South Korean battery company LG Chem, who similarly supplies Tesla, is also developing a new round cell that is very similar to the key data of the new Tesla […]

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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).

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Oct 24, 2020 - 01:07 pm

Tesla fires Giga-Berlin project manager Horetsky

According to a report in the German media, Tesla has dismissed the project manager responsible for the construction of Giga-Berlin, Evan Horetsky. Reasons for the dismissal are unclear, but could apparently be due to a dispute over unpaid water bills. Elsewhere, Tesla has problems with customers in the Netherlands and authorities in China.

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Oct 8, 2020 - 12:40 pm

Giga Berlin to be testbed for 4680 cells and production

Elon Musk has revealed more details about Tesla’s plans for the upcoming factory in Germany, which is to become a testbed for the Fremont and Shanghai factories. Giga Berlin will be using the new 4680 format batteries as well as a completely new cast frame, which is not without risks.

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Sep 28, 2020 - 01:08 pm

Nevada court (mostly) rules in favour of Tesla vs Tripp

The legal case between Tesla and former employee Martin Tripp has been ongoing since 2018. After Tripp leaked sensitive documents and presented himself as a whistleblower, the court has made a ruling that is mostly – but not entirely – a victory for Tesla.

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Sep 17, 2020 - 02:09 pm

Tesla targets 100 more hectares for Giga Berlin

Tesla has submitted an application to the state of Brandenburg for the clearing of a further 100 hectares of forest on its Giga Berlin site. Back in the USA, the electric car manufacturer’s construction plans for its latest Gigafactory in the state of Texas have now been made public.

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Sep 11, 2020 - 11:48 am

Tesla Giga Berlin & Giga Texas well underway

The Gigafactories under construction in Texas and Berlin have been making progress despite the final permit for the site in Grünheide, close to the German capital still pending. Brandenburg state minister Jörg Steinbach is confident however to be able to grant final permissions before the year’s end.

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Sep 9, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Elon Musk defends drone pilot on Twitter

A YouTuber complained that security at the Tesla construction site in Texas had forbidden him to take video footage with his drone. Musk responded that he thought his security staff were being “a bit overzealous” since he had given his okay for the recordings.

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Aug 20, 2020 - 05:39 pm

Akasol orders machines for US battery factory from Manz

German battery systems manufacturer Akasol has now placed the follow-up order for production equipment for its planned battery factory in the USA with the mechanical engineering company Manz. The “Gigafactory 2” as Akasol calls it is set to open in late 2021.

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Aug 18, 2020 - 01:02 pm

Update on Tesla Giga Berlin and Giga Texas sites

In Germany, the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment has now granted permission for an early start to a further construction phase of the Giga Berlin plant. In the USA, construction on the Giga Texas site is progressing rapidly.

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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.

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Aug 5, 2020 - 01:51 pm

Tesla Cybertruck reservations lower than expected

The number of reservations for Tesla’s Cybertruck is apparently much lower than expected. While fans had assumed over 700,000 reservations based on the analysis of reservation numbers, Elon Musk has now named a significantly lower number.

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Jul 22, 2020 - 12:03 pm

Tesla’s ‘Palladium’ project to upgrade Model S & X

Tesla is reportedly working on a new project called Palladium, which is currently being implemented at the vehicle plant in Fremont, California and Gigafactory 1 in Nevada. This will probably involve updates for the Model S and X, although the exact scope is unclear.

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Jul 17, 2020 - 11:39 am

Inside the Tesla Gigafactory 1 in Nevada (video)

The Science Channel has gained access to Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 and released an approximately 10-minute video, which provides the most detailed insight into the massive plant in the Nevada desert to date. Battery production capacities are particularly impressive.

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Jul 14, 2020 - 01:59 pm

Tesla allowed to lay foundation for Giga Berlin

Tesla has received the green light from the German authorities to start building the foundations for the planned plant in Grünheide – even though the rest of the environmental permit is still pending. This was announced by the Environment Ministry of the German state of Brandenburg.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 12:10 pm

Tesla is getting ready to buy in Texas

Tesla has set its sights on a particular plot of land for its planned next US plant near the Texas capital Austin. US media reports that the electric car manufacturer has already bought land in Travis County were, however, later corrected by Elon Musk on Twitter.

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Jun 16, 2020 - 04:34 pm

Glencore to supply Tesla with Cobalt

Glencore is apparently going to supply Tesla’s Gigafactory in Shanghai and the planned plant in Brandenburg with cobalt from the Congo. A recent article in the Financial Times already mentions concrete quantities to be delivered to Tesla.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/11/23/tesla-rumoured-to-sign-model-y-supply-agreement-with-lg-chem/
23.11.2020 10:16