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Panasonic is expanding its presence in China through an alliance with Beijing Automotive Group to manufacture electric car parts and components in that country. According to Kyodo News, Panasonic is teaming up with the Chinese company to manufacture parts and components, which is expected to include HVAC systems for electrified vehicles. The deal was reportedly […]

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Tesla Motors will be working exclusively with Panasonic on batteries for its upcoming Model 3, says CEO Elon Musk A day after Reuters reported that Samsung SDI was closing in on a battery supplier arrangement with Tesla, it appears to be over. A source with direct knowledge of the matter had told the news agency […]

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Tesla is making good on its promise to host a special event to mark the opening of its gigafactory production facility in Nevada. The company even offered attendance at the battery-factory’s opening as one of the prizes given out during the second round of a referral program that aimed to get Model S owners to […]

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Following the initial formal launch last month of the Model X, the core of Tesla Motors’ engineers and designers have now shifted to the Model 3. Earlier this week, Chief Technical Officer JB Straubel spoke more about where Tesla’s current – and future – attention is focused. “Most of the people inside Tesla are no […]

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This week Tesla reported two local newspaper employees were caught last Friday trespassing on its Gigafactory construction site, tried to evade, and injured a Tesla security guard with a Jeep. Whether this was a willful attempt to run Tesla’s employee over, or inadvertent is not clear, but following the “altercation,” Tesla said the driver was […]

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Last week, Tesla Motors Inc. posted about 30 new job openings for positions over at its $5 billion currently under construction lithium-ion battery plant just outside of Reno. The jobs posted range anywhere from engineers to analysts, managerial to technical, with the full searchable list on Tesla’s website. While the site does not include wage information […]

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“For the future to be good, we need electric transport,” said Elon Musk just nine hours ago, “solar power, and (of course) …” To find out the rest of the incomplete sentence tweeted by the billionaire with 2.01 million Twitter followers, you will have to wait until tomorrow when an announcement is made at Tesla’s […]

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If mind-boggling growth projected in the next five years happens as planned, Tesla’s pivotal $35,000, 200-mile-range Model 3 may the most important and society changing electric car of all time – that no one has yet seen. Anticipated for years, a bit late to the party at this point, when a pre-production prototype is finally […]

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After three long days of special legislative sessions, the Nevada government finally approved the $1.3 billion bundle of tax breaks and other incentives needed to bring the Tesla Gigafactory to the state. During a signing ceremony, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said that the deal “changed the trajectory of our state forever,” and that “We made […]

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When Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced that the company’s new battery Gigafactory would be built just outside Reno, the impression left was that there were few details left to discuss. Apparently not. Earlier this week, state legislators were called in for a special legislative session in order to hammer […]

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