Tag: Gigafactory

Jan 25, 2023 - 12:16 pm

Tesla to build 4680 assembly & truck plant in Nevada

Tesla has announced a massive expansion of its site in the US state of Nevada with two new production facilities: one for 4680-format battery cells with a capacity of 100 gigawatt-hours per year and another for the series production of the Tesla ‘Semi’ electric truck.

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Jan 12, 2023 - 12:13 pm

Tesla is close to a deal to build factory in Indonesia

Tesla is close to signing a preliminary agreement to build a factory in Indonesia, according to an agency report. According to the report, the factory will be designed for an annual production of one million electric cars. However, the decision for construction has not fallen yet.

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Jan 3, 2023 - 12:45 pm

Tom Zhu to take over as CEO for Tesla

Tom Zhu appears set to become Tesla’s most influential manager after CEO Elon Musk. In addition to his role as China boss and highest-ranking manager for Tesla’s sales in the rest of Asia, Zhu will be given additional responsibilities in North America and Europe.

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Jan 3, 2023 - 11:44 am

Tesla hits new delivery and production records

Tesla has presented its delivery and production figures for the fourth quarter of 2022 – and thus also for the year as a whole. With 439,701 electric cars built and 405,278 delivered, Q4 was unsurprisingly a new record for both figures.

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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.

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Dec 20, 2022 - 04:09 pm

Brandenburg investigates Tesla over illegal dumping allegations

Following a criminal complaint filed by the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment (LfU), the Potsdam public prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation against Tesla on suspicion of unauthorized operation of a hazardous materials storage facility at the Grünheide site.

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Dec 9, 2022 - 02:22 pm

Tesla: Gigafactory Grünheide expansion is a Go

Tesla has received the green light from the Grünheide municipality for its plan to expand the Gigafactory site near Berlin by 100 hectares. There is also news about the planned water supply and the workforce at the German Tesla factory.

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Nov 16, 2022 - 12:35 pm

Tesla announces ‘delivery event’ for the Semi

Following the start of production of the Tesla Semi in October, Tesla has now confirmed the date for the start of deliveries of the electric truck: Tesla will host a special “delivery event” on 1 December at its factory in Nevada.

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Oct 31, 2022 - 11:51 am

Tesla prepares to expand production at Giga Berlin

Tesla wants to increase its production capacities in Grünheide and has begun preparing the next expansion stage. Since Friday, 70 hectares of pine forest have been cleared for the expansion. Reportedly, permission for the clearing has already been granted. Tesla is preparing an application for the expansion itself.

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Oct 4, 2022 - 11:13 am

Tesla back on track with vehicle deliveries

Tesla reports that it manufactured 365,923 cars and delivered 343,830 units in the third quarter of this year. This means that the electric car maker is back on track for growth after a weak second quarter. The Grünheide plant is now contributing 2,000 Model Ys per week.

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Oct 1, 2022 - 01:30 pm

Giga Berlin still has no functioning fire alarm system

The Tesla car factory in Grünheide still does not have a functioning fire alarm system. The facility has neither fire alarms nor sprinkler systems that are currently operational, which are temporarily replaced by eight employees on duty around the clock as fire guards patrolling around the factory.

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Sep 15, 2022 - 12:56 pm

Tesla rumoured to postpone battery production in Germany

Tesla is rumoured to have postponed its plans for battery production in Grünheide. Instead, corresponding projects in the USA are to be pushed ahead for the time being. According to media reports, the US government’s tax plans are behind the new battery strategy.

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Sep 12, 2022 - 12:07 pm

Tesla presents plans to further expand Giga Berlin

Tesla has announced new plans to expand the plant in Grünheide, Germany, by 100 hectares at an event at the weekend. A train station as well as logistics and storage areas are to be built there in order to keep significantly more parts in stock on site than before.

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Aug 26, 2022 - 10:34 am

Tesla Model Y with RWD now available in Germany

Tesla has added a new basic version with rear-wheel drive to the configurator for the Model Y in Europe. In Germany, the new model variant costs 53,990 euros. It is unclear whether the new variant will come from Grünheide – Tesla has recently been able to significantly increase production there.

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Aug 19, 2022 - 10:51 am

Tesla cuts down on delivery times in China

Tesla has shortened the forecast delivery times for all Model Y and Model 3 variants produced in China by an average of around four weeks. The modifications at the Shanghai plant to increase production rates are apparently having an effect.

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Aug 16, 2022 - 02:02 pm

Panasonic looks to improve efficiency in Gigafactory 1

Panasonic wants to increase production at its factory in Nevada, where it operates jointly with Tesla, by another ten per cent. According to a media report, this will not be achieved by a new production line, but by optimising the efficiency of manufacturing.

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Aug 11, 2022 - 12:06 pm

Tesla starts utilising BYD batteries at Giga Berlin

According to industry insiders, BYD has started supplying LFP cells to Tesla, specifically to the plant in Grünheide, Germany. The first batch of Tesla Model Ys equipped with BYD’s ‘Blade’ batteries are expected to roll off the assembly line at Giga Berlin in a month at the earliest.

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Jul 26, 2022 - 11:57 am

Tesla significantly increases investment plans

Tesla has changed its investment plan, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to this, Tesla wants to invest between six and eight billion dollars per year until 2024. In addition, the Superchargers in the USA are to be opened to third-party brands.

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Jul 15, 2022 - 02:52 pm

Tesla allowed to sell test Model Y units in Germany

Tesla is now allowed to sell vehicles that were manufactured during the plant tests at the factory in Grünheide and thus before the final approval decision. This is what the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment (LfU), as the responsible licensing authority, told RBB when asked.

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Jul 5, 2022 - 12:12 pm

Bug infestations at Tesla

Tesla has to fix a bug in 59,129 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles built in 2022 worldwide that causes the emergency call system E-Call to fail. As the entry in the recall database of the German road traffic association, the KBA shows, this is to be done via a software update.

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Jul 5, 2022 - 12:06 pm

Tesla pauses in Germany while expanding in Texas

Tesla will pause production at Giga Berlin from next Monday, 11 July. Production processes are to be optimised by 22 July – according to reports, the cycle time will be halved in the future. Tesla has also applied to the city of Austin to expand the Texas Gigafactory.

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Jun 9, 2022 - 11:33 am

Texas refuses to subsidise Teslas for ditching dealers

Although Tesla has moved its headquarters to Texas and opened a factory in the US state, Tesla’s electric cars remain excluded from the subsidy programme in Texas for electrified vehicles. The reason is Tesla’s direct sales without an intermediary dealer, which is an exclusion criterion for the subsidy programme.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2023/01/25/tesla-to-build-4680-assembly-truck-plant-in-nevada/
25.01.2023 12:17