Mar 2, 2023 - 09:55 am
Tesla announces new factory in Mexico and gives production strategy outlook
Mexico will soon be home to a new Tesla Gigafactory. The carmaker confirmed the location to build its “next-gen vehicle” at yesterday’s Investor Day at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Texas. CEO Elon Musk also gave some details about his ‘Master Plan 3’, which focuses on a renewable energy future – but much of it remains unclear.
Feb 1, 2023 - 12:16 pm
Tesla to increase investment plans until 2025
Tesla is planning to increase its capital expenditure range by one billion dollars. The money could flow into the expansion of Giga Nevada, or possibly into a new plant in Mexico, for which there is new information about a possible location.
Jan 11, 2023 - 11:48 am
Tesla wants to expand Giga Texas for component production
Tesla has applied to the US state of Texas to expand its factory in Austin this year. The EV maker plans investments of more than $700 million to build new facilities for the testing and manufacture of battery cells, cathodes and drive units.
Jan 9, 2023 - 06:14 pm
Universal EV Chargers installs 105 charging stations in Texas
The Texas government is awarding charging infrastructure provider Universal EV Chargers $3.2 million in grants to install 105 charging stations at 21 locations in the state. The focus is on destination chargers at hospitality establishments or apartment buildings.
Jan 9, 2023 - 01:37 pm
Infinitum Electric reveals next-gen Aircore Mobility motor
Texas-based Infinitum Electric has announced Aircore Mobility, a next generation, axial flux propulsion and traction motor to power passenger and commercial electric vehicles, as well as aviation, marine, construction, agricultural machines and auxiliary applications. The Aircore Mobility motor is to be made available in Q2 2023.
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.
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.
Dec 19, 2022 - 04:24 pm
Toyota launches first V2G project with an US utility
Toyota Motor North America and Oncor Electric Delivery, a Texas-based electric transmission and distribution company, have agreed to collaborate on a pilot project around vehicle-to-grid (V2G). It is the first cooperation of its kind for Toyota in the US.
Dec 14, 2022 - 04:13 pm
Siemens locates plant for chargers in Carrollton, Texas
In the USA, the German engineering giant Siemens has selected a site for its second US electric mobility manufacturing hub. The facility is meant to enable the goal of manufacturing more than a million EV chargers for US markets over the next three years.
Nov 15, 2022 - 02:07 pm
SK Signet confirms Texas site for US charger factory
SK Signet, the EV charging equipment maker within South Korea’s SK Group, has added details to its US expansion plans. The company has confirmed Texas as the location for its first factory in North America and released further targets.
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.
Aug 15, 2022 - 02:37 pm
Texan startup to design electric off-roader with GM powertrain
Volcon, a Texas-based off-road electric vehicle startup, will equip all of its models with General Motors powertrains. The company offers two- and four-wheeled electric vehicles for off-road use that are equipped with battery modules and other electric drive system components from GM.
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.
Jul 22, 2022 - 02:17 pm
Tesla plans to begin 4680 cell production in Q3
Tesla plans to start production of 4680-format battery cells at the Texas Gigafactory this quarter and to surpass the capacity of the Kato pilot line there near the car factory in Fremont, California, by the end of the year.
Jun 30, 2022 - 11:03 am
Tesla builds “thousands” of Model Y per week in Texas
According to insiders, Tesla has managed to increase production at the Gigafactory Texas to thousands of Model Ys per week – also because the Longe Range version is now being built there in addition to the Standard Range version. Exactly how high these Texas numbers are, is not yet clear.
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.
Jun 4, 2022 - 07:16 pm
Tesla to stop hiring and cut jobs by 10%
Elon Musk has imposed a worldwide hiring freeze at Tesla and has plans to lay off ten per cent of the workforce because he has “a very bad feeling” about the economy. He has already confirmed the plans to Reuters.
Apr 14, 2022 - 02:23 pm
Wallbox Chargers to build factory in Texas
The Spanish charging infrastructure manufacturer Wallbox Chargers has begun construction of its first production facility in the USA, which was announced last year. This is being built in Arlington in the state of Texas and is scheduled to start production by the beginning of autumn 2022.
Apr 13, 2022 - 10:59 am
Tesla has started accepting orders for the Roadster
Tesla has reopened reservations for its Roadster. The new Tesla Roadster is to be produced at the recently opened Giga Texas from next year. The only thing is that remains unclear is exactly what customers will have to pay in the end.
Apr 8, 2022 - 01:09 pm
Tesla opens the new Austin gigafactory
Tesla has officially opened its factory in Austin in the US state of Texas. This is where the Model Y is produced with the new 4680 cells, which are also manufactured on site and integrated into the new structural battery pack. In addition, Elon Musk announced a new model.
Mar 1, 2022 - 03:37 pm
City of Houston buys nearly 100 new electric vehicles
The City Council of Houston, Texas, has approved purchasing 97 battery electric vehicles. The new EVs will replace ICE vehicles ageing out of the official fleet. The Houston Climate Action Plan aims to convert all non-emergency, light-duty municipal vehicles to electric by 2030.
Feb 21, 2022 - 01:44 pm
Giga Berlin expansion plans rumoured to be on ice
Tesla has reportedly shelved plans to expand its Grünheide plant beyond its initially planned capacity of 500,000 cars per year for the time being, according to a media report. Instead, its own cell production is apparently to be pushed ahead first.
Feb 11, 2022 - 04:04 pm
Electric bus orders from Houston & Denver
In the last couple of days, two new large orders for electric buses have been made public in the USA. Nova Bus, which is part of the Volvo Group, has received its largest electric bus order to date from Houston in Texas. New Flyer of America, part of the NFI Group, is to deliver 17 […]
Feb 10, 2022 - 02:40 pm
VW to put the ID. Buzz on display at the SXSW
The electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz will make its North American debut at ‘South by Southwest’ in Austin, Texas, between March 11 and 20. The vehicle on display will be the European model, which will have been revealed online on March 9.