Tesla starts pilot Powerwall installations - report
Tesla's Powerwall Home Battery. Source: SolarCity. License: All rights reserved.
US electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has started installing its Powerwall domestic energy storage system with pilot customers, electric vehicle site Electrek reported on Thursday, citing company spokeswoman Alexis Georgeson.
The company is already manufacturing units and will keep ramping up volume production over the next few weeks, Georgeson said.
At first, it will ship the 7-kWh daily cycle model, which costs USD 3,000 (EUR 2,621). The 10-kWh weekly cycle version, priced at USD 3,500, will start being delivered in early 2016.
With Tesla chief executive Elon Musk saying that the company will move production of stationary batteries from its factory in Fremont, California to its Gigafactory in Nevada in the first quarter of 2016, it could be waiting for the new factory to go live to start making the 10-kWh Powerwalls, Electrek said.
The carmaker launched its Tesla Energy business offering batteries for homes, businesses and utilities at the end of April.