Past Tesletter articles

GF3 is already testing the lines

A few shots of the interior of the GF3 in Shanghai got leaked this week. They show how Tesla is already testing the production lines.

Read more: Twitter

From issue #74

Giga4 timeline from the German minister

Last week we talked about Tesla announcing GF4 in the Berlin Area, in Germany. There is a lot to be said about the speed that Tesla had in China but according to the German minister they seem to think the project in Germany is going to go pretty fast as well, here is the timeline:

  • Q1 2020 Construction starts
  • Q2 2021 Finished construction work
  • Q3 2021 First cars will roll off the assembly line

Read more: Twitter

From issue #86

GigaNotes: Analysis from my Tesla GigaFactory tour

Gali from HyperChange got invited to tour GF1 in Nevada. He toured the factory for two or three hours and made a great video with his thoughts and ideas. If you don’t follow or know Gali, he is one of the best sources of information if you are interested in financial and strategic analysis for Tesla.

From issue #81

Great pictures taken inside GF3

Thanks Ray4Tesla for your great coverage of Tesla China!

Read more: Twitter

From issue #92

Hidden source code shows a new 'Tesla credit' section on the referral program page

It’s unclear what this hidden section is, maybe they extended the referral program to give folks credit to expend on Tesla services, maybe something else.

Read more: Reddit

From issue #93

Model 3 Made in China is almost ready

It’s been 309 days since the groundbreaking ceremony was held and the factory is ready and more and more MIC Model 3s are appearing on social media. This is impressive by any standards! BTW I think that logo in Chinese looks 🔥

Read more: Twitter

From issue #85

Tesla China 🇨🇳 received the green light to sell and deliver a ‘Made in China’ Model 3

We should be really close to the first deliveries of the ‘Made in China’ Model 3. Actually, this week we’ve seen pictures of freight carriers loaded with Model 3s in China.

Read more: Tesmanian

From issue #89

Tesla Gigafactory 1: Panasonic ready to ramp up battery production to 54 GWh

Tesla is expected to start producing Model Y and Semis in 2020. With that, plus Model 3s and a bump on Tesla energy, they’re going to need all the batteries they can produce. If this is true, GF1 will be going from 35 GWh to 54 GWh, which is a lot.

Read more: Electrek

From issue #92

Tesla Gigafactory VP opens up about battery production

Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada is currently only 30% and is already a 1.9-million-square-foot building with 5.3 million square feet of operating space on three floors. Tesla currently produces there as many batteries as the rest of the world production combined and this is key to achieve Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable energy and transport system. Here is an interesting interview with their VP of of Operations at the Tesla Gigafactory.

Read more: Evannex

From issue #66

Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory 3 Leaked Video of the MIC production line undergoing testing

It’s incredible to think that the groundbreaking of GF3 was in January, and now we are seeing videos of general assembly lines. We should expect to see Chinese Model 3s produced in Shanghai any day now!

From issue #80

Tesla Shareholder Meeting

Here’s a summary of last Tuesday’s Tesla Shareholder Meeting with the things we got most excited about:

  • Tesla planning on opening their own body shops. First 10 to open by the end of June 2018!
  • Model Y planned for first half of 2020 (with maybe no steering wheel? :O) M3 test drives at some Tesla showroom locations by the end of June 2018. All stores in North America will have - M3s by the end of July 2018.
  • New Gigafactory in Shangai, the first outside the US

Read more: TMC

From issue #11

Tesla’s European Gigafactory will be in Berlin and it’ll start with Model Y production

Elon Musk confirmed that Giga4 will be in Germany, near Berlin, and that it will start with Model Y production. Great news for Europe, once this is up and running the price of the Model Y (and probably after it, the price of the Model 3) will go down considerably since they won’t have to account for import taxes and transportation.

Read more: Teslarati

From issue #84