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The Local and Global Impact of Tesla's Giga Factory

September 11, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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Tesla Factory Implications

 

Tesla Motors is finally ready to confirm that it’s building its $5 billion Giga factory in Nevada, putting to rest a five-state competition for what’s slated to be the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery plant. But the scope of Tesla’s plans extend far beyond the state’s borders.[read more]

Tesla Gigafactory: Nevada Makes Its Choice

September 8, 2014 by James Greenberger
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In the context of economic development programs, governments do invest in businesses and do routinely try to pick the winners in the private sector. This is not because government decisions are clairvoyant or fair. It is because governments have no choice but to make those decisions.[read more]

Tesla's Gigafactory Finds a Home in Nevada

September 7, 2014 by Lexie Briggs

Tesla's New Factory

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced that the company’s groundbreaking battery manufacturing facility (called a “Gigafactory”) will be located in Nevada.[read more]

Tesla Trumps Toyota 3: Why Electric Vehicles Are Beating Hydrogen Cars Today

August 27, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Tesla and Toyota

While electric vehicles have experienced a marketplace renaissance in the last decade, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles have not. Multiple models of EVs (like the Tesla and Nissan Leaf) and plug-in EVs (like the Chevy Volt) are selling in this country and around the world, but there are no commercial consumer FCVs yet.[read more]

Tesla Trumps Toyota Part II: The Big Problem With Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

August 16, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Tesla and Toyota and the Future

The biggest problem hydrogen fuel cell automobiles and vehicles face is that while they deliver no obvious major consumer, societal, or environmental benefits compared to the rest of the competition, they do have a bunch of obvious consumer defects.[read more]

Tesla Trumps Toyota: Why Hydrogen Cars Can't Compete With Pure Electric Cars

August 9, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Tesla and Toyota

“Toyota Bets Against Tesla With New Hydrogen Car,” blares the headline at fool.com. That is a bad bet. It may even prove to be a major blunder for Toyota, which actually severed its RAV4 partnership with electric vehicle (EV) company Tesla back in May, though they kept their investment in Tesla.[read more]

My Top 5 Reasons Cleantech Is Alive and Well

July 18, 2014 by Scott Edward Anderson
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Cleantech Industry Health

Cleantech isn't dead. Cleantech hasn't crashed, cleantech hasn't lost its value, and cleantech has only grown more important and necessary. Cleantech is, in fact, alive and well. So here in this post are my top five reasons cleantech is alive and well.[read more]

Is Elon Musk the Jonas Salk of Our Time?

June 22, 2014 by Jessica Kennedy
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You have probably heard the news by now: Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, has just done something incomprehensible in today’s world driven by corporate profit margins and stock values. Elon Musk has released hundreds of Tesla’s patents for free.[read more]

Tesla's Elon Musk Declares 'All Our Patent Are Belong to You'

June 20, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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Tesla Patent Release

In a recent blog post entitled, "All Our Patent Are Belong to You," Tesla CEO Elon Musk tore down the patent wall. Musk emphasized that the liberation of the patents will help Tesla in recruiting the best technical talent despite "some wide-eyed looks" from people on the board and management team.[read more]

Tesla's $5B Giga Battery Factory and Deep Politics in AZ, TX, NV, and NM

April 3, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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Tesla Battery Factory Locations

The as yet unnamed location of Elon Musk's new and outrageously ambitious $5 billion Tesla battery factory has been narrowed down to Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada for quite a while now. Construction on the project potentially starts this year.[read more]

New Jersey Is the Latest State to Try to Run Tesla Off the Road

March 16, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may be in hot water over who knew what when regarding the bridge lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last September, but it is the latest transportation-related maneuver by his administration that has people protesting.[read more]

Tesla Shifts Gears to Enter Utility Industry

March 9, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia
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After its launch in 2003, Tesla Motors quickly became a force to be reckoned with. With the tremendous success of the Roadster and the Model S, Tesla became known for its impressive technology in energy efficient vehicles. Now it is attempting to become a major player in energy efficient homes.[read more]

SolarCity's Networked, Grid-Ready Energy Storage Fleet

March 8, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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SolarCity, the country’s biggest solar PV installer, and Tesla Motors, the country’s biggest electric vehicle maker (and soon to be the country’s biggest advanced battery manufacturer), could also soon become the utility industry’s worst nightmare.[read more]

Tesla Battery Swap Video, Including Q&A With Elon Musk

June 23, 2013 by Zachary Shahan
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The big electric car news of the week was surely the Tesla Model S battery pack swap demo from yesterday. Tesla Motors had been hinting about it for weeks…or years, depending on how you count.[read more]

Energy Innovation: Tesla Wows With 90 Second Battery Swap

June 22, 2013 by Zachary Shahan
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Tesla Energy Innovation

Tesla’s last big announcement was that it could perform a 90-second battery swap and would be rolling out battery swapping stations on the East and West Coast this year.[read more]