Supplier Snapshot: Tesla
Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than petrol-powered cars. Tesla began its mission by designing a powertrain for a sports car built around an electric AC (Alternating Current) induction motor, patented in 1888 by Nikola Tesla, the inventor who inspired the company’s name. The Tesla Roadster was launched in 2008 and set a new benchmark for sustainable transport.
Since then, the Tesla engineers have continued to design fast, efficient and practical cars that push the boundaries of what is generally considered possible.
The company is also creating a network of charging stations, the Destination Chargers, for it customers around the world. Tesla is a technology and design company with a focus on energy innovation and the mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. The company entered the home storage battery market with its Tesla Powerwall Battery in 2015, and halved the cost of battery storage within a year when launching Powerwall 2 in 2016.
Tesla’s products are produced at its own factory in Fremont, California, providing thousands of jobs to the area and with a production capability of 1,000 cars a week. The company is expanding its manufacturing footprint into other areas, including in Tilburg, the Netherlands, where it has an assembly facility, and Lathrop, California, where it has a specialized production plant.
To reduce the costs of lithium ion battery packs, Tesla and key strategic partners including Panasonic have begun construction of a gigafactory in Nevada. The massive giga factory will be a zero emissions building and facilitate the mass-production of affordable electric vehicles and battery packs for cars and home storage. By 2020 the giga factory will produce more lithium ion cells than all of the world’s combined output in 2013.
Tesla offers the Powerwall and Powerwall 2 battery for residential customers as well as the Powerpack for commercial and utility-scale applications.
GEM Energy is proud to offer the installation of Tesla Destination Chargers.
Tesla Destination Chargers
This is an exciting, low-cost opportunity for hospitality-based businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and resorts to create extra exposure and patronage.
Tesla Motors is creating a rapidly growing electric vehicle (EV) charging network all along the east coast of Australia.
Their customers, Tesla EV owners, often plan their holidays or business trips around available charging stations.
And to keep them charged up, Tesla is building a network of over 1,000 world-class charging stations spread all around the globe.
Some of the benefits are:
Get listed on the global map of Tesla Destination Chargers and attract new interest.
Project a forward-thinking, sustainability-oriented image into the market place.
The Destination Charger equipment will be owned by you.
Can be installed indoors or outdoors.
Requires no maintenance other than an occasional wipe down.
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