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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March 19
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Back on the ranch when I was a kid, Two Bits my horse would take me back home after a ride from just about anywhere and I didn't have to steer him at all. He knew the way. He could stop anytime and eat stuff growing beside the trail if he got a little hungry. I had no idea about Elon Musk back then but I could have named him Tesla. He was pretty much quiet 'cept for the sound of his hoofs on the ground. I often called out or kinda whistled and he'd trot over in the pasture so I could saddle him up. Two Bits was a Quarter Horse and real quick off the line. Stay tuned.
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Elon Musk is really good at thinking up stuff to do and getting it done. Solar Energy is bright and shiny. Elon and his team of smart, creative human being people have got plans for a solar powered real fast transporter HyperLoop for people, the solar / wind / geothermal powered GigaFactory in Reno Nevada to make new fangled battery cells and battery packs for all sorts of stuff like Tesla Motor cars and Home Battery energy-storage units. Solar Energy powers up Tesla Supercharger stations to keep your Tesla car battery pack charged up. You can get Solar panels working up on your own roof too. Elon's cousins Lyndon Rive and Peter Rive founded and run SolarCity that makes, installs and finances solar energy systems for just about any possible electric project.

I like solar energy. I hope solar energy takes off across America and around the world. In 2015 Tesla Motors / SolarCity and Elon Musk are doing the best there ever was for Solar Energy.

So, hooray for Solar Energy running stuff at the Tesla Battery GigaFactory. Way to go. Stay tuned.


Please use Solar City type sustainable solar panels for the GigaFactory along with Wind and Geothermal power to start. I have read about thorium recently. Thorium is interesting, but we do have a marvelous nuclear fission reactor up in the sky that most likely will keep working for another billion years or more. The key for energy wonderfulness is distributed energy and Solar on our roof tops and over solar shady parking lots is my favorite.