Tesla reveals more details about the Gigafactory's Model 3 battery pack and the largest rooftop solar array in the world. The production of the said battery cells is to be used in the Model 3 that will be released in Q2 2017.
Battery Cell Production Begins at the Gigafactory
Just last week, Tesla held an event for the investors at the Gigafactory located in Nevada and more information is now coming out of it. We already reported that Tesla's Gigafactory is up, running and building battery cells. Meaning, Tesla is already starting the production of the battery cell for the most anticipated Model 3 cars.
According to Clean Technica, Tesla's press release is very informative, clear and concise. And to some it up, here are 7 key highlights of it.
- The mass production has commenced for battery cells that it will be used in the Tesla Powerwall 2 and Tesla Powerpack 2.
- The production of battery cells to be used in the Model 3 in Q2 2017 is now happening.
- By the year 2018, Tesla aims to reach the annual production of “35 GWh/year of lithium-ion battery cells, nearly as much as the rest of the entire world’s battery production combined.”
- The Tesla's Gigafactory is not yet 30 percent completed, but it already has “a footprint of 1.9 million square feet” and “houses 4.9 million square feet of operational space across several floors.”
- The Gigafactory will be the largest building in the world once completed.
Gigafactory: The Largest Building Rooftop With Solar Array In The World
According to Electrek, Gigafactory plans to build the largest rooftop solar array in the whole world by releasing the handout given to investors before the round of the cell production floor. Since that announcement of the project, Tesla has been claiming and maintaining that it will not use any fossil fuel anymore, instead, cars will be powered by renewable energy which is mainly a solar array.