Blog: Dave LeggettSome detail on Tesla's li-ion battery 'gigafactory'

Dave Leggett | 27 February 2014

Panasonic is one of the companies looking at partnering with Tesla on its plans for a big new facility dedicated to lithium ion battery production. Dubbed the 'gigafactory', the idea is to really get to grips with the manufacturing economics and lower the cost of battery production for a next gen Tesla model that will be much higher volume than the current Model S.

Tesla says that by the end of the first year of volume production of its "mass market vehicle", it expects the gigafactory will have driven down the per kWh cost of its battery pack by more than 30%. Some more Tesla gigafactory info is at the below link.

There are some pretty eyebrow raising volumes in there but, hey, we are talking 2020 and we are talking Elon Musk...

Gigafactory

Sectors: Components, Electric drive

Companies: Tesla

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