The “gigafactory” will create an estimated 6,500 jobs.
Chinese phone carrier to provide space for construction and basic services in 120 cities.
It will also produce cells, modules and packs for electric vehicles, stationary storage.
Factory would manufacture enough panels to produce 1 gigawatt of peak power to outfit 200,000 homes annually.
Opens the door to more collaboration and accelerate vehicle development.
CEO Musk says its still“improbable” the state will get the $5 billion factory because of sluggish regulatory approval times.
Musk’s 5.3 million Tesla shares are now worth more than $1 billion.
The automaker has delivered its first eight all-electric sedans to customers in China.
China’s annual auto shows have grown into some of the industry’s most important commercial events.
The plant would process cobalt for the manufacture of lithium ion batteries.
Electric car maker expects to ship more than 35,000 Model S sedans in 2014, a 55% jump from 2013.
The improved wall adapter has a thermal fuse to prevent current from flowing to the device if an electrical socket heats up.
The electric car-maker is installing supercharging stations in remote regions across the US, including a Wyoming town with a population of 1,557.
Offered first to commercial customers, pilot program underway for residential use.
Tesla was fined $2,700 last year after health and safety investigators found a hydraulic power press did not have a proper stop control.