Tesla Energy shows the deep divide in how automakers are approaching EVs

autor: | Kvě 1, 2015 | English News

Fossil fuel is a finite resource that makes the world a dirtier, hotter place — but are automakers ready to give it up?

At an event at its Hawthorne, California, headquarters last night, Tesla announced the Powerwall and Powerpack, self-contained battery cabinets designed for homes and businesses that can store solar energy, recharge off the grid when rates are low, and power a home during an outage. The Powerpacks will use cells produced by Tesla’s Gigafactory, a Nevada plant currently under construction that the company expects to produce 35 GWh worth of battery cells every year by 2020 — greater than the entire world’s cell manufacturing capacity in 2013.

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