the First time Tesla at all presented the plans for its Gigafactory was just over three years ago. In the summer of 2014 ground was broken for the huge factory outside the city of Sparks in the u.s. state of Nevada. Now is enough large parts of the building ready to pull off the production of litiumjonbattericeller on a larger scale, reports Reuters.
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the Gigafactory will play a key role for Tesla to achieve its ambitious goal to produce half a million cars a year. And to bring down the price of electric cars, it is important that the cost of components goes down. However, it is not the only purpose Elon Musk has in mind to build the factory. The plan is to make us independent of the grid. But one thing at a time.
the Plant covering over 900 000 square metres, and shall, when it is completed in 2020 deliver astounding 35 GWh each year. But it is hoped that the level will be reached already in 2018. Therefore, they should on your own produce lithium-ion batteries to a larger capacity than the entire global production in 2013. Tesla is, however, not alone in this challenge. With japanese electronics company Panasonic as they already have established cooperation with just about batteritillverkningen.
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At first the battery cells to the rechargeable energy products Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2 which is to be manufactured. The production of batteries to the car, the Model 3 is expected to start in the spring.
Monsterbyggen is not cheap, the cost of the entire plant is estimated to amount to approximately sek 40 billion. Of them, Panasonic has contributed around 14.5 billion. The electricity supply to a hundred per cent to come from renewable sources. The entire facility shall be powered by solar panels on the roof, wind turbines and geothermal heating. When production reaches full strength is expected to drag down the cost of batteries by 30 percent.