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Volkswagen Looks to Build Its Own ‘Gigafactory’ #4108316 05/27/16 04:55 PM
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According to the German publication Handelsblatt, the company is working toward a multi-billion euro plant enabling it to take control of its electrified car destiny, and not be solely reliant on Asian batteries, such as from LG Chem, Panasonic, and Samsung.

The plant will need to be big enough to support the goal of increasing PEV sales within the next 10 years to 1 million, reports Handelsblatt.

The similitude to Tesla’s “Gigafactory” has been suggested by others given that the cost of the plant, and scale of batteries needed mean it will be a massive plant, though certainly more details are needed.


http://www.hybridcars.com/volkswagen-looks-to-build-its-own-gigafactory/

Where will VW build its own “Gigafactory” ? South America where there are ton of Lithium mines ?


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Re: Volkswagen Looks to Build Its Own ‘Gigafactory’ [Re: HTSS_TR] #4108325 05/27/16 05:09 PM
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Since both Tesla and VW are said to need these batteries then one can assume that several "less giga" sized factories will be built to accommodate the demand.

How big is big? Could idle plants be retrofitted with the machinery needed? Lots to know.

Re: Volkswagen Looks to Build Its Own ‘Gigafactory’ [Re: HTSS_TR] #4108365 05/27/16 06:11 PM
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Afghanistan has massive lithium deposits ... Plant may be in old eastern Europe maybe?

Let's say Tesla secures supplies in the western hemisphere. It would make sense for VW to be in the EU, but close to its material resources ...


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Re: Volkswagen Looks to Build Its Own ‘Gigafactory’ [Re: HTSS_TR] #4108416 05/27/16 07:18 PM
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Europe? If they can find funding for this it would be most likely a government funded project.


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Re: Volkswagen Looks to Build Its Own ‘Gigafactory’ [Re: HTSS_TR] #4108445 05/27/16 07:57 PM
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"Gigafactory"?! VW is finished. This is a PR campaign.


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Re: Volkswagen Looks to Build Its Own ‘Gigafactory’ [Re: HTSS_TR] #4108462 05/27/16 08:29 PM
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"Shocking" news.

Re: Volkswagen Looks to Build Its Own ‘Gigafactory’ [Re: HTSS_TR] #4108537 05/27/16 10:25 PM
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VW is too big to fail. German government will not let it happen.

VW may drop diesel entirely and invest more in battery vehicles.


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Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
VW is too big to fail. German government will not let it happen.

VW may drop diesel entirely and invest more in battery vehicles.


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