Published: Thursday, 23 February 2017
Two months after the production cogs began to churn out battery cells at Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory’, Myles McCormick, Reporter, investigates the arrival of lithium-ion battery megafactories, the hurdles they face and their
significance for raw material demand.
Twenty miles east of Reno, a stretch of desert covering
3,200 acres is an unlikely spot for anything of any major
significance to occur, never mind a venture set to transform an
But, sprawled across the remote, arid plains of
Nevada’s Great Basin, a construction