Monday, September 14, 2015 12:15:00 PM
Tesla’s Mateo Jaramillo gave a keynote address at this year’s NASEO Annual Meeting, providing information on how the maverick company will accomplish its mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Tesla’s fast, long-range Model S is a massively popular electric vehicle. Over 7,000 cars have been sold, representing five gigawatts of deployed energy storage and 1 billion miles driven. With Tesla’s new Gigafactory, the company plans to produce 500,000 vehicles per year by 2020, representing 50 gigawatt-hours in annual battery production. Tesla's vehicles are able to drive all over the U.S. using the company's proprietary “Supercharger” network – which will remain free for Tesla drivers. Mr. Jaramillo also described the company’s new Powerwall and Powerpack – home and commercial batteries that will help with peak shaving, load shifting, and demand response. Tesla’s breakthrough technologies are disrupting the auto and energy services industries, and are leading to greater efficiencies in the U.S.