Elon Musk said in a leaked email to Tesla employees that delivering cars and installing solar roofs are his top priorities for the end of the year
Fulfilling customer orders and installing more solar products are Tesla CEOElon Musk's two biggest priorities for the electric-car maker for the end of this year, Musk said Wednesday in an internal email obtained by Business Insider. "The first is making sure all cars are delivered to their customers before end of year," Musk said of his priorities for December. "The second, just as important, is that we immediately increase the rate of solar deployments by a significant degree." In October, Tesla said it expected to set another quarterly delivery record during the final three months of this year.
Tesla could build 500 , 000 vehicles per year at its new factory in Germany . The proposed Berlin factory could build up to 500 , 000 vehicles annually, making it a pretty serious operation. Benjamin Zhang/ Business Insider. Tesla bought the plant from Toyota in 2010. In the 1980 s , it was operated
Here ' s how the company ' s plants compare to others in the car business . Tesla 's main factory is located in the East Bay town of Fremont, in northern California. Tesla bought the plant from Toyota in 2010. In the 1980s, it was operated as a joint venture between Toyota and GM and called " New
Tesla currently operates a car factory in the San Francisco Bay Area and two "Gigafactories," near Reno, Nevada, and one in Buffalo, New York, (the latter handles solar panels, the former is manufacturing batteries in partnership with Panasonic).
Tesla intends to open a fully operational new Gigafactory in Shanghai, China, next year, with a Gigafactory near Berlin to follow.
The proposed Berlin factory could build up to 500,000 vehicles annually, making it a pretty serious operation.
Photos showed Tesla Supercharger stations faced long lines during holiday travel, revealing a big hurdle for EV makers
As electric vehicles become more common, access to charging stations can increasingly result in long lines. Tesla owners posted videos and photos of long lines and broken chargers at Tesla Supercharger stations on social media around Thanksgiving. These complaints indicate that Tesla and other electric vehicle manufacturers will have to build more charging stations, and convince customers that they're reliably available before the cars really take hold. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
Tesla plans to build 500 , 000 electric vehicles a year at its new factory on the outskirts of Berlin, Germany ' s Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday. German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported that Tesla will invest up to 4 billion euros (.41 billion) in the plant .
Tesla plans to build 500 , 000 electric vehicles a year at its new factory on the outskirts of Berlin, Germany ' s Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday. Last month, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk announced that a site in Gruenheide, Brandenburg
Here's a closer look at Tesla facilities, as well as some notable plants operated by other automakers:
Tesla's main factory is located in the East Bay town of Fremont, in northern California.
Tesla bought the plant from Toyota in 2010. In the 1980s, it was operated as a joint venture between Toyota and GM and called "New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc." or NUMMI.
Tesla still maintains NUMMI's old test track, which features a pair of banked loops.
I took a spin on it a few years back. Tesla uses it to do a final test of new vehicles that leave the factory.
Read more about the Tesla test track.
One unique feature of the Tesla factory is this enormous stamping press.
The factory also has an army of robots.
Here's Sheena Patterson, an Tesla employee I profiled a few years ago. She's actually designed some of the factory's robots.
Tesla has assembly lines inside the factory, but after an automated Model 3 line failed to work properly, the company added an outside line under a huge tent. Here's CEO Elon Musk talking to "60 Minutes" about the improvised structure.
Some 1,100 car shoppers said they'd rather buy an electric pickup truck from Ford or GM than Tesla's Cybertruck — but there's a silver lining for Tesla in the survey
Tesla's Cybertruck may have a hard time converting Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado owners, but it might open up a new segment of the pickup-truck market, according to a survey from the automotive research site Autolist. The roughly 1,100 respondents were asked, assuming they had to buy one and their specs were similar, whether they would prefer General Motors' upcoming electric pickup truck, the electric version of Ford's F-150, the Rivian R1T, or Tesla's Cybertruck. The Cybertruck received the fewest votes overall, and performed even worse among current or former pickup truck owners.
Tesla plans to build 500 , 000 electric vehicles a year at its new factory on the outskirts of Berlin. It also plans to raise the price of imported Model 3 The electric vehicle maker began production in the Shanghai factory in October on a trial basis and aims to produce at least 1, 000 Model 3 cars a week
Tesla wants to produce 500 , 000 cars per year at German plant . Tesla plans to build 500 , 000 electric vehicles a year at its new factory on the outskirts of Berlin, Germany ' s Bild Here ’ s the math behind that projection: Each Qualcomm (QCOM) 5G modem costs about , and Apple (AAPL)
Tesla also has a headquarters in Silicon Valley. I profiled designer and engineer Rosie Mottsmith there.
Tesla's design studio is located at the SpaceX rocket factory, south of Los Angeles. It's where Musk unveiled the company's New Roadster.
The first Tesla Gigafactory was built near Reno, Nevada.
Tesla also has a factory in Buffalo, New York. It's where the former SolarCity business has its panel-manufacturing operations.
Tesla's newest Gigafactory is in Shanghai, China, and should come fully online in 2020.
What about the rest of the auto industry? Well, here's Ford's famous River Rouge complex. It was Henry Ford's pride and joy.
General Motors' Lordstown Assembly plant dates to the 1960s. It was controversially idled and then sold this year.
Mercedes-Benz is delaying the US release of its Tesla rival by a year
Mercedes-Benz is delaying the US release of its electric EQC SUV from the first quarter of 2020 to 2021, Automotive News' Urvaksh Karkaria first reported. The automaker reportedly announced the move in an email to US dealerships on December 13, saying it wanted to focus first on fulfilling strong demand for the EQC in Europe. Dieter Zetsche, the former CEO of Mercedes-Benz's parent company, Daimler, said in February that the automaker would not be able to meet demand for the EQC in 2019, and likely not in 2020 either.
Still scrambling to sort out production problems at its electric car factory in California, Tesla is taking on another big challenge: building a vast new plant and development center in China. The automaker said Tuesday that it had reached an agreement with the Chinese authorities to build a battery and
FRANKFURT -- Tesla plans to build 500 , 000 electric vehicles a year at its new factory on the outskirts of Berlin, Germany ' s Bild newspaper reported. Tesla ' s plant will create 10, 000 jobs, Bild said, citing planning documents to develop the site which is as large as 420 soccer pitches.
Volkswagen's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is among the newest in the US, opened in 2011. It's in what some call "Detroit South."
But the most notable factory in the world is perhaps Ferrari's complex in Maranello, Italy.
The complex is near Ferrari's legendary test track, Fiorano. Enzo Ferrari's actual house is adjacent to the track, where Ferrari tests its Formula One cars.
The facility is stunning. I've toured a lot of car factories. Ferrari's is something special.
The wind tunnel was designed by architect Renzo Piano. It's known as the "Galleria del Vento."
Tesla could try to match Ferrari's aesthetics with its own new factory, planned for construction near Berlin.
Honda Augmented Driving Concept unveiled .
The Honda Augmented Driving Concept, as well as a number of new technologies, will be on display at the automaker's stand at CES 2020, which takes place in Las Vegas next January. The Augmented Driving Concept is a roadster that can be changed from autonomous to manual driving at the flick of a switch. Honda says the concept was conceived as a way for people to enjoy the possibilities of mobility when freed from the task of driving, while still