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"Gigafactory 2 is the Tesla solar plant in New York"

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by ecarfan, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    And I think it's a little strange since Elon said that they should be near replicas of each other (except more like a GF1+Fremont combination) at the Gigafactory grand opening.

    Maybe they've got other plans for that factory?
     
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    Ugh, that's like claiming the FSD hardware blog was Model 3 reveal/event number 2.
     
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    "FSD hardware blog"? I don't know what you are referring to.

    It occurs to me that perhaps the New York solar panel production facility could be expanded to incorporate battery production. Maybe that is why Tesla is now calling it Gigafactory 2?
     
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    I suppose the the original idea for multiple gigafactories occurred before the Solar City acquisition.... so this appears to be an adaptation to the new amalgamation of Tesla. And since solar panels produce gigawatts as do batteries, it makes sense.
     
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    #6 Sonny Daze, Feb 23, 2017
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    All Tesla Cars Being Produced Now Have Full Self-Driving Hardware

    And he did call it "part 2" so I guess I can give him a pass. :)

    I realize the change in plans, just seems like a pattern of setting an expectation and then hearing that the goal has been reached but it's not what you expected, it's this thing over here. No biggie (not be confused with big league). ;)
     
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    @Sonny Daze thanks, now I understand your reference.

    But I don't think anyone is claiming that blog post was the Model 3 part 2 reveal. That part of your post confused me.

    And it is possible that the New York solar panel factory could be expanded to include battery production. It's does seem clear that it will be producing a massive amount of solar cells.
     
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    #8 Sonny Daze, Feb 23, 2017
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    @Sonny Daze I don't see where Elon stated that the October 2016 announcement of EAP and FSDC was a "Model 3 Part 2" reveal, but if you want to interpret events that way that is of course your privilege.

    I think that Elon's tweet on Oct 19, 2017, stating "of course" is his way of saying that there will be an additional Model 3 reveal in the future. Which obviously there will be since at that point in time, and still as of today, almost no Model 3 details or specs or an option list have been released publicly. Elon was just pointing out that "of course" there will be another Model 3 reveal in the future because obviously so far Tesla has revealed very little about the car.
     
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    Technically batteries don't produce power. They do store energy and lots of them can store gigaWatt hours of energy.
     

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