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Category: Tesla

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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.

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Can Elon Musk's battery storage plant smash Australia's gas cartel?

Can Elon Musk’s battery storage plant smash Australia’s gas cartel?

Elon Musk and Tesla’s big battery is breaking open the gas cartel. New analysis shows margins for the big utilities will jump $2 billion over next three years because they control market bidding. Battery storage developers like Tesla and Sonnen will change that.

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Explainer: What the Tesla big battery can and cannot do

Explainer: What the Tesla big battery can and cannot do

Details of how the Tesla storage array is configured, what it will do and won’t do, and what it will cost.

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Musk praises SA's "gumption" for building global example of energy future

Musk praises SA’s “gumption” for building global example of energy future

Elon Musk says Earth can be “powered with solar and battery,” praises South Australia for its “gumption” in leading the way.