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Tesla Tells German Officials: Giga Texas to Ramp Up Batteries Faster than Planned

Tesla has informed local government officials in Gruenheide, Germany, that it is putting plans for a 50 gigawatt-hour battery production facility at Gigafactory Berlin on the back burner. The automaker will instead divert resources to increasing battery production at its U.S. Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, faster than originally planned, reports Automotive News. “The EV maker […]

Tesla Sales and Service Center Opening 10 Miles from Giga Texas

As Tesla’s service expands worldwide, the automaker is also increasing its presence near its headquarters in Texas. Tesla is set to establish a sales and service center about 10 miles from its Giga Texas location, as seen in a permit with the city of Austin (via @MarcoRPTesla). The permit, initially issued on June 15 with […]

Tesla Milestone: 10,000 Model Y Vehicles Built at Giga Texas

Tesla announced a milestone on Saturday morning—it has now built 10,000 Model Y vehicles at Gigafactory Texas, to date. The company shared a picture of a Model Y surrounded by employees at the factory. Giga Texas opened back in April of this year and the first Model Y compact crossover SUVs with 4680 structural battery […]

Tesla Model Y Bodies for 2170 Battery Packs Spotted at Giga Texas [VIDEO]

As seen in images from Gigafactory Texas, Tesla appears to be testing or producing Model Y units with structural packs comprising next-generation 4680 cells and non-structural packs made up of traditional 2170 cells at the facility. Both versions of these Model Y bodies were spotted at Giga Texas in drone footage captured by @JoeTegtmeyer on […]

Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas Hits Milestone: 1,000 Cars Made in a Week

Tesla’s Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, has reportedly hit a milestone of producing 1,000 cars in a week. That’s according to a photo shared by @WholeMarsBlog, showing employees signing a poster with an outline of the factory and “1,000” in the middle. The electric automaker started limited production of the Model Y at the Gigafactory in […]

Tesla Approved for Huge Megapack Expansion at Gigafactory Texas

Expanding Gigafactory Texas has already been a priority of Tesla’s, with multiple filings showing the automaker’s expansion plans — including one filing newly approved to let the company add a giant battery system to the production facility. Tesla has been approved to build a new 53-acre energy storage system at its Giga Texas, according to […]

Tesla Model Y Comparison: Texas 4680 vs. Fremont [VIDEO]

Tesla’s newest Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, started delivering cars in April. The plant began production with the Tesla Model Y Standard Range with the company’s new 4680 cell-based structural battery pack. In a recent video, The Kilowatts compared a Giga Texas-made Model Y against a Model Y Long Range with 2170 battery cells from Tesla’s […]

Tesla Lowers Price on Giga Texas Belt Buckle Accessory

After the initial wave of Tesla’s Giga Texas Belt Buckle orders were delivered last December, the company has lowered the price of the merch item on its website. Tesla has lowered the price of its Giga Texas Belt Buckles in its merch store from its previous price of $150 to now only $100 (via @SawyerMerritt). […]

Tesla Expanding East of Giga Texas, Shows New Filing

After filing for a permit to expand Giga Texas earlier this month, Tesla has officially filed a proposal for building more in the area. Tesla is looking to build additional grounds to the east of its Gigafactory Texas, according to a new filing dated July 1, as detailed in a report from the Austin Business […]

Tesla Sending Out Invites for Annual Shareholder Meeting at Giga Texas

  Shareholders of Tesla are receiving their first correspondence from the automaker regarding its upcoming annual shareholder meeting, as seen in a photo shared on Twitter on Tuesday. Tesla is starting to send out invites for its annual shareholder meeting, set to take place in August at the automaker’s Gigafactory Texas (via @SawyerMerritt). The shareholder […]

Tesla’s Giga Texas Ramps Up Production, Adds Model Y Long Range: Report

According to a report from Electrek, Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, is currently capable of producing “at least 2,000” Model Y units per week. Sources told the publication that Giga Texas has ramped up production to several thousand vehicles per week. People familiar with the developments at the site also said the plant is making […]

Giga Berlin, Texas Now Reportedly Making Model Y Long Range

According to recent reports from Tesla enthusiasts Tobias Lindh (@tobilindh) and Troy Teslike (@TroyTeslike), the company’s Gigafactories in Texas and Berlin, Germany, have both started producing the Long Range trim of the Model Y. Up until now, both plants were only producing the Performance variant of the all-electric crossover. Lindh noticed “at least two rows” […]