Tesla Gigafactory 1 has already produced more than 600 million batteries for electric cars

Tesla Gigafactory 1 has already produced more than 600 million batteries for electric cars

January 15, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Tesla Gigafactory 1 plant in Nevada (USA) has become one of the company’s main assets.

So, according to the authoritative publication Electrek, since the launch, the company has already produced more than 600 million rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles.

It is noted that at the moment the production capacity of the factory reaches 20 GWh per year, but in the near future it will be increased to 35 GWg. At the same time, the company Panasonic, in cooperation with which the factory was built, is already negotiating with Tesla regarding investments for a further increase in production capacity, namely, a new production line.

Moreover, it is emphasized that the own factory for the production of batteries allows Tesla to both save money on the production of electric cars, and to create cars with roomy batteries in large volumes. For comparison, the cost of a Tesla battery is about $ 111 per kWh, while LG Chem products (for example, they install it on a Chevrolet Bolt) cost $ 148.

It is worth noting that the need for a battery complex became apparent to the authorities of South Australia in 2016-2017, when due to a tornado, the state was cut off from the national grid.

It was at that time that Musk published his famous tweet, in which he promised to build a system in just 100 days. Promises were fulfilled. Tesla has built the world’s largest battery.

The Tesla Powerpack is located near Jamestown, charged by the Hornsdale wind farm, operated by French renewable energy company Neoen.