Tesla to build giant lithium-ion battery plant in US

By Laura Syrett
Published: Thursday, 07 November 2013

EV firm hamstrung by limited cell capacity; plans 500,000 Model S per year capacity

US electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors is considering building a lithium-ion (li-ion) battery factory which could be the biggest in the world, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, revealed this week. Rumors about Tesla’s plans to extend its range of battery powered vehicles, particularly an upcoming mass-market vehicle, the Tesla...

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