Tesla's New PowerWall Battery Sells Out!

Calling the response "overwhelming" and "crazy" Elon Musk says Powerwall batteries are already sold out through mid-2016.

Within days of announcing the launch of Tesla Energy, the company has 38,000 reservations for Powerwall – the home version of the battery. And since most people ordered more than one battery, the sales add up to more like 50,000-60,000.

There’s also lots of interest on the industrial/ utility side for the larger version, called Powerpacks. There are 2500 reservations for about 10 Powerpacks each, for a total 25,000.

Tesla also received 2,500 requests from distribution and installation companies.

Musk said all this on a call with investors on Tesla’s first quarter results, but spent most of the time answering questions on Tesla Energy. The Gigafactory in Nevada – which comes online in mid-2016 – could be devoted to just these batteries, he says, indicating that this first factory won’t meet demand. 

He expects demand for these batteries to be double that for electric cars.

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In the first quarter, Tesla sold 10,030 Model S cars – 55% more than Q1 2014 – with revenues of $1.1 billion and a loss of $159 million. Its Model X SUV goes on sale late this year, followed by a lower priced Model S in 2017 ($35,000).

For background, read our article, Tesla’s Next Goal: Transform How We Get Electricity.

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