Over the last few years, Tesla has emerged as the most hopeful American start-up automotive company in over a century, producing some of the world’s most intriguing and forward thinking vehicles.
Since its inception, all of Tesla’s vehicles have been built using electric motors and technology. And as Tesla has become more invested in that direction, the company has even expanded their operations into battery production as they hope to take this technology to an even higher level.
So, it should come as no surprise that Tesla’s CEO/Owner Elon Musk is once again pushing the limits with a new at-home consumer battery pack, which will be able to store energy to be used to charge an owner’s vehicle AND home.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Musk says, “We are going to unveil the Tesla home battery, the consumer battery that would be for use in people’s houses or businesses fairly soon. We have the design done, and it should start going into production in about six months or so. It’s really great.”
According to Musk, this battery will work by combining solar panels with large, efficient batteries. Even better than that, though, is the fact that Tesla’s new energy-storage product could help customers avoid utility fees and essentially go “off the grid.”
So, what will this thing look like? Will it be enormous? Not so much.
In an interview with The Verge from last year, Musk says, “Some will be like the Model S pack: something flat, 5 inches off the wall, wall mounted, with a beautiful cover, an integrated bi-directional inverter, and plug and play.”