Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently inaugurated the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada,USA. The CEO also hinted about possible openings of other similar Gigafactories elsewhere, including India.
Tesla recently opened the world’s largest factory aptly named the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada,USA. On the occasion, the CEO, Elon Musk commented that there will be more of such Gigafactories elsewhere around the world, with India being on the list of other destinations for the factory.
Tesla launched its Model 3 in April of this year while surprising Indian customers by mentioning the companies entry into the Indian market in a couple of years. Tesla even allowed pre-orders for their new car for the Indian consumers.
If Tesla does plan to enter the Indian market soon, then it would make sense to open up a Tesla Gigafactory in the country, possibly even a manufacturing plant for the car. The Minister of Road and Transport, Nitin Gadkari recently visited Tesla’s manufacturing site in the US and even invited Elon Musk to set up a production facility in the country. Elon Musk even mentioned in a radio interview on BBC 5, that according to his long-term plans, it would make sense to set up one Tesla Gigafactory in Europe, one in China and another one probably in India.
The recently opened Tesla Gigafactory spreads over 13 square km in the Nevada desert. Although only a part of the factory has been completed, production has already begun. Slated to complete production by 2020 Tesla plan to switch to 100% production mode. The company by 2018, has aimed to produce battery power worth 35 GWh.
Tesla has also mentioned that the factory will be powered by a combination of wind, solar and geothermal energy will be used which between them, will cover the factory’s entire energy consumption.
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk also expressed his desire to acquire his other startup Solar City,which provides personal and business solar power solutions to many companies including Tesla. Musk feels the merger of both the companies will enable them to work towards a common goal of sustainable energy with affordable transport for all.
Image Gallery of the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada,USA
Source – The Huffington Post