As we at Tesla reach for our goal of producing a mass market electric car in approximately three years, we have an opportunity to leverage our projected demand for lithium ion batteries to reduce their cost faster than previously thought possible. In cooperation with strategic battery manufacturing partners, we’re planning to build a large scale factory that will allow us to achieve economies of scale and minimize costs through innovative manufacturing, reduction of logistics waste, optimization of co-located processes and reduced overhead.

The Gigafactory is designed to reduce cell costs much faster than the status quo and, by 2020, produce more lithium ion batteries annually than were produced worldwide in 2013. By the end of the first year of volume production of our mass market vehicle, we expect the Gigafactory will have driven down the per kWh cost of our battery pack by more than 30 percent. Here are some details about what the Gigafactory will look like.

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i gotta admit, i'm actually excited about the gigafactory and how it'll transform
various industries that rely on coal-sourced energy in the future.
how fast of a rate Tesla will transfer market share will be the main question that'll drive Tesla's vision.

i also speculate about the hindering counter, besides the lowering/controlling of oil prices, from various competition that provides the "standard" energy, while maintaining the course for gains in market share.

clearly Tesla is no Tucker having had fought the big three in the past. i'd like to ascertain the ideal succession plan to be in line for gigafactory within Tesla.



Thumbs up from yet another ophthalmologist--kind of like driving a phaco machine!

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