truly green electric car begins with a battery built from clean energy like Tesla’s new battery factory.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
Amid the news that Tesla and Nevada have come to an agreement over a deal that would see Tesla’s massive battery factory built in the state was another head-turning bit of information. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the factory will produce its own energy through a combination of geothermal, wind and solar, and it’ll produce all of the energy that it needs — Musk described it as “a self contained factory.”
In Tesla’s communications materials, the company called the factory “a net zero energy factory” that will be “powered by renewable energy.”
If [company]Tesla[/company] builds — or even buys — enough clean power to run the entire 10 million-square-foot factory, which will be filled with energy-intensive battery manufacturing machinery, it would be unprecedented in the history of industry and manufacturing. Energy-intensive manufacturing factories don’t often build their own power…
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