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Tesla Giga-Factory Project

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Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. To achieve that goal, we must produce electric vehicles in sufficient volume to force change in the automobile industry. With a planned production rate of 500,000 cars per year in the latter half of this decade, Tesla alone will require today’s entire worldwide production of lithium ion batteries. The Tesla Gigafactory was born of necessity and will supply enough batteries to support our projected vehicle demand.
Tesla broke ground on the Gigafactory in June 2014 outside Sparks, Nevada, and we expect to begin battery cell production by the end of this year. By 2018, the Gigafactory will reach full capacity and produce more lithium ion batteries annually than were produced worldwide in 2013.

In cooperation with Panasonic and other strategic partners, the Gigafactory will produce batteries for significantly less cost using economies of scale, innovative manufacturing, reduction of waste, and the simple optimization of locating most manufacturing process under one roof. We expect to drive down the per kilowatt hour (kWh) cost of our battery pack by more than 30 percent. The Gigafactory will also be powered by renewable energy sources, with the goal of achieving net zero energy.

The name Gigafactory comes from the factory’s planned annual battery production capacity of 35 gigawatt-hours (GWh). “Giga” is a unit of measurement that represents “billions”. One GWh is the equivalent of generating (or consuming) one billion watts for one hour—one million times that of one kWh.

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Tesla Giga-Factory Project

  1. 1. 0! 5! 10! 15! 20! 25! 30! 35! 40! 2010! 2011! 2012! 2013! 2014! 2015! 2016! 2017! 2018! 2019! 2020! Gigafactory! Others! Lishen! BYD! BAK! ATL! Maxell! Sony! Panasonic! LGC! SDI! Source: IIT Takeshita 2013 500,000 Vehicles Global cell supply growing, but almost entirely in Asia Planned 2020 Gigafactory Production Exceeds 2013 Global Production Battery pack cost/kWh reduced >30% by Gen III volume ramp in 2017 35,000 Vehicles GWh/YearProduction
  2. 2. Module Cathode Manufacturing Aluminum Foil Cathode Electrode Anode Electrode Separator Manufacturing Separator Winding Cell Assembly Anode Manufacturing Copper Foil RawMaterials Cell Cell Cell Cell … Pack Module Module Module Module … Pack Enclosure Vehicle Assembly (Fremont, CA) Can & Cap Battery Pack Lifetime Usage Battery Pack Recycling Raw Steel/ Aluminum Gigafactory Process Flow Electrolyte Manufacturing
  3. 3. Gigafactory Projected Figures 2020TeslaVehicleVolume 500,000/yr 2020 Gigafactory Cell Output 35 GWh/yr 2020 Gigafactory Pack Output 50 GWh/yr Space Requirement Up to 10M ft2 w/ 1-2 levels Total Land Area (acres) 500-1000 Employees 6,500 New Local Renewables Solar and Wind Tesla Gigafactory Rendering
  4. 4. Gigafactory Location Finalists Finished battery packs from the Gigafactory to Fremont, CA for vehicle assembly. Final site selection activities are underway.
  5. 5. ACTIVE TODAY 2014 2015 2016 2017 Site Selection Zoning & Design / Build Partner Discussions Initial Project Design 2020 (500kVeh/Yr) Facility Construction Equipment Installation Production Launch and Ramp Tesla and its partners will invest ≈$4-5 billion in the Gigafactory through 2020. CapEx will be shared by Gigafactory partners. Tesla will directly invest ≈$2 billion. Gigafactory Projected Timeline
  6. 6. Forward Looking Statements Certain statements in this communication, including statements regarding the Tesla Gigafactory and its development plans, production capacity, cost savings, costs, timeline and vehicle production estimates, are “forward-looking statements” that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, and as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, actual events or results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Various important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward- looking statements, including potential difficulties in finding a suitable Tesla Gigafactory site, obtaining required permits, negotiating terms with technology and other partners, maintaining implementation schedules, output and cost estimates and vehicle demand. Please refer to Tesla’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings contain and identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in Tesla’s forward-looking statements.Tesla disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements.

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