Has there been a date/time announced yet?
I would predict it will follow the usual pattern: 2:30 pm PST Friday Feb 28.
I have my mind set for next week, gut feeling.
But so looking forward to it, I know they try to keep expectations down and Elon mentioned a couple of times that this was only to satisfy the need for EVs and perhaps solar panels. But imagine boats, buses, trucks where Gigafactory produces battery and maybe drive-train to existing manufacturers..it can be really really big!
While I am fantasizing, my bet is also that Google will have a part of this. Any counter bets?
No counter bet, but Apple also being involved?
What Elon was implying was that more gigabattfacs will be needed for those other markets. This one is just the start.
Agree with Ggogle...
It has been speculated and reported that TM may choose Reno area as the site for TM's gigafactory to make lithium-ion batteries. TM will partner with Panasonic, Western Lithium USA, and of course SolarCity, among others to become the world largest lithium-ion battery manufacturer. TM will finance this gigafactory with a secondary stock offering.
By producing Model S, X and E, installing SuperChargers globally, and building the gigafactory manufacturing lithium-ion batteries, TM will become a new leader not only in revolutionizing auto industry but also in revolutionizing energy distribution ( through TM's global SuperChargers) as well as energy storage ( through TM's own manufactured batteries) industry.
No doubt TM will be one of the greatest companies in the world in the 21st century and beyond.