Tesla’s Powerwall is already sold out through middle of 2016


On Tesla’s quarterly earnings call, CEO Elon Musk announced “crazy off the hook” demand for its just-announced Powerwall battery product. He said over 38,000 reservations have been received, which should take up the expected production through mid-2016, and demand is high enough to account for all of the Gigafactory’s production if they devoted it just to stationary batteries. That includes some 2,500 companies that are interested in the Powerpack (with orders averaging around 10 units each), and Musk said he estimates that commercial interest in Tesla Energy will account for 5-10 more megawatt hours than residential. To clear up one question about the Powerwall, he mentioned that while it doesn’t have a DC-to-AC inverter included, it does have a DC-to-DC unit built in.


As far as Tesla’s car business, Musk targeted the gullwing door-equipped Model X SUV for Q3 of this year. Apparently he rode in the latest prototype…

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