tesla starts cell production at gigafactory, shows it off to investors
The ion battery in the huge \"Gigabit battery.
\"The gigabit plant, known as the world\'s largest of its kind, is designed to provide Tesla with the necessary quantity and economies of scale to produce truly large quantities of electric vehicles.
Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced its goal of producing 500,000 electric vehicles a year by 2018, which has become even more important.
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The batteries, produced in partnership with Japanese electronics giant Panasonic, will be used in two energy sources
The storage battery pack and the upcoming Model 3 electric vehicle.
A Tesla blog post said that the cylindrical \"2170\" battery produced at Geely\'s factory was jointly designed by Tesla and Panasonic, focusing on optimizing performance and packaging while keeping production costs low.
Gigafactory started building batteries for Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2 energy
Storage battery pack on Wednesday, while battery production for Model 3 cars will begin in the second quarter and is expected to grow
The production of that car has increased.
Tesla said three years ago that Model 3 is the main reason for Geely\'s factory;
Not only does the company need to meet demand, it also needs to produce economies of scale so that cars can provide 215-
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Tesla believes that the automation and efficiency of putting most manufacturing businesses under one roof will also help reduce battery costs.
Tesla said it expects to produce 2018 GW-
Lithium for hours.
The company claims that the annual ion batteries are almost equal to the sum of battery production in the rest of the world.
Tesla estimates that at this peak of production, Geely will employ 6,500 employees, up from the current 2,900.
As Gigafactory is being built in stages, some packaging assembly work is already in progress before battery production begins.
Tesla is already assembling commercial energy for Powerpack-
Use imported 2170 batteries manufactured by Panasonic to store battery packs on site.
The company also plans to start shipping upgraded Powerwall 2 battery packs for the home
Energy storage using Gigafactory-
According to Bloomberg, batteries made by the end of January.
Tesla believes that the expansion of Geely\'s factory will make it the largest building in the world in the future.
The current structure represents only 30% of the expected size, but covers an area of 1.
9 million square feet.
In that footprint, 4.
According to the company, 9 million square feet of operating space is distributed across multiple floors.
Tesla will skip the CES and Detroit auto shows this year, instead highlighting Geely in news releases and publicity.
According to Bloomberg, Tesla did not participate in the industry exhibition, but held an event for investors at the factory in January 4, presumably to commemorate the beginning of lithium.
Production of ion batteries.