Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has opened its battery plant known as the Gigafactory. The plant is only 14 percent complete but it’s already churning out batteries for Tesla’s Model S and Model X. Soon it will also produce batteries for the Model 3.
The Gigafactory will also produce batteries for electric trucks proposed in Tesla’s latest Master Plan announced a week ago. Those won’t arrive for quite a few years still but rival automaker Mercedes-Benz already has a pair of electric trucks. One is a concept and the other is already participating in trials.
A 13-year-old recently drove a Bugatti Veyron. But he didn’t just crawl around on a driveway or something. Instead, he took it all the way past 200 mph.
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