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Category: Tesla

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Tesla plans big battery party, still waiting on Victoria tender

Tesla plans big battery party, still waiting on Victoria tender

Tesla prepares to announce “big battery” milestone, as Musk drops in for a space conference and storage industry awaits results of Victoria tender.

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How Tesla's big battery can smash Australia's energy cartel

How Tesla’s big battery can smash Australia’s energy cartel

Regulator report cites seven different occasions where Australia’s big energy players used market power to push up prices nearly 100-fold. No wonder South Australia has pushed for Tesla big battery, which is likely to be able to smash this cartel, despite being derided by the Coalition.

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Tesla, Zen, Lyon slam S.A. energy security target as industrial "relic"

Tesla, Zen, Lyon slam S.A. energy security target as industrial “relic”

Tesla, Zen, Lyon and others slam South Australia’s proposed energy security target, saying it lacks technical expertise and will deliver windfall profits to incumbent gas generators, and not encourage new technologies like battery storage.

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Tesla says favouring gas akin to choosing paper records over digital files

Tesla says favouring gas akin to choosing paper records over digital files

Tesla says battery storage can deliver many grid services provided by gas generators, and thinking otherwise is like supporting paper records over digital files.

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Tesla seeks $1.5bn bond offering while shifting solar strategy

Tesla seeks $1.5bn bond offering while shifting solar strategy

Tesla is emphasising profitability from its solar business, which has undergone significant transformation since the company bought SolarCity.

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Tesla Powerpack battery added to wind turbine at NZ salt factory

Tesla Powerpack battery added to wind turbine at NZ salt factory

In “Australasian first”, 250kW Tesla Powerpack added to 660kw wind turbine, to provide 75 per cent of energy for NZ salt manufacturer.

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Alphabet (Google) turns to molten salt to store clean energy

Alphabet (Google) turns to molten salt to store clean energy

Google’s parent company has joined Tesla and other smaller companies, developing ways to store wind and solar affordably.

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Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind

Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind

The US EV and battery maker has teamed up with Deepwater Wind to create the largest offshore wind farm with large-scale storage.

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How much will a Tesla Model 3 cost in Australia?

How much will a Tesla Model 3 cost in Australia?

The best way to estimate the prices is to use Tesla’s own configuration prices for the USA/Aus Model S and then scale them for the lower numbers.

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Graph of the Day: Tesla battery popular on both sides of politics

Graph of the Day: Tesla battery popular on both sides of politics

Scott Morrison compares Tesla’s big battery to the Big Banana and the Big Prawn, but polls shows even Coalition voters think it’s a good idea.

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VW's I.D. to be cheaper than Model 3, plans super-fast charging network

VW’s I.D. to be cheaper than Model 3, plans super-fast charging network

While VW pays off fines from diesel cheating scheme, it is also aiming to become the world’s leading electric car producer.