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Tesla’s big battery in South Australia is a ‘complete waste of resources,’ claims Nissan

By Simon Alvarez Posted on July 14, 2019 In a recent interview with Australian auto publication The Driven, Nissan’s global head of electric vehicles Nic Thomas shared a rather surprising view of Tesla’s big battery installation in South Australia, which is widely credited for helping residents reduce their dependence from gas cartels operating in the […]

Tesla Energy’s quick installs hint at ongoing residential solar and Powerwall ramp

By Simon Alvarez Posted on July 7, 2019 It appears that Tesla Energy’s highly-anticipated ramp is picking up some speed. With Model 3 production humming at levels that allow the company to begin distributing the all-electric sedans to international markets, the company seems to be intent in gaining back some momentum in the United States’ […]

Tesla Energy makes headway in customer acquisition costs, drops in US rankings

By Simon Alvarez Posted on June 19, 2019 The results of Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables’ rankings of solar providers in the United States has revealed some interesting details about Tesla Energy’s current strategies. During the first quarter of 2019, Tesla Energy was overtaken by Vivint Solar as the US’ second-largest residential solar provider. Despite […]

Tesla starts Supercharger V3 production in Giga 2, exceeds employment goals in NY

By Simon Alvarez Posted on May 16, 2019 Tesla’s first annual report to New York’s Empire State Development Corp. has revealed that the electric car and energy company exceeded its 2019 jobs target for the state. Tesla’s filings reveal that the company has 632 full-time workers through the end of April, comprised of 329 employees […]

Tesla’s solar cells being produced for roof tiles are mostly being exported by Panasonic: report

By Simon Alvarez Posted on May 15, 2019 A recent report from Reuters has claimed that the “great majority” of solar cells currently being manufactured by Panasonic Corp at Tesla’s Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, New York, are being exported to other countries. Citing an anonymous employee who reportedly works in the facility, the publication noted […]

The Tesla Effect is reaching critical mass, and it could put Big Oil on the defensive

By Simon Alvarez Posted on May 12, 2019 Headed by vehicles like the Tesla Model 3, the electric car revolution is showing no signs of stopping. The auto landscape today is very different from what it was years ago. Before, only Tesla and a few automakers were pushing electric cars, and the Model S was […]

Tesla battery partner Panasonic debunks rumors about alleged Gigafactory 1 conflicts

By Simon Alvarez Posted on May 14, 2019 Panasonic Corporation President Kazuhiro Tsuga effectively debunked speculations alleging that the Japanese company’s relationship with American electric car maker Tesla is on the rocks. During a recent Q&A session, Tsuga explained the dynamic between Tesla and Panasonic, as well as his insights about the idea of the […]

Tesla Impact Report: 4 million tons of CO2 saved, 13.25 TWh solar electricity generated

By Simon Alvarez Posted on April 15, 2019 Tesla published its first-ever Impact Report on Monday, which measures and quantifies the effects of the company’s products and operations on the environment and its communities. Based on the results of the report, Tesla’s products are not the only ones that are making an impact; the company’s […]

Elon Musk visits Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo as Tesla Energy prepares for 2019 ramp

By Simon Alvarez Posted on April 8, 2019 One day after attending his hearing against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Manhattan, Elon Musk visited Tesla’s Gigafactory 2 facility in Buffalo, NY, marking the first time the CEO set foot inside the 1.2-million sq ft facility. The purpose of Musk’s visit to the SouthPark […]

Tesla Powerpack hardware installation in Osaka, Japan completed in two days

By Simon Alvarez Posted on March 27, 2019 Tesla recently announced its Powerpack installation in Osaka, Japan, which will be used to provide emergency backup power to trains in the area. The installation, comprised of 42 Powerpack units, is also designed to reduce energy demand on the city’s grid during peak hours. With the energy […]