Tesla's Gigafactory could be causing a global battery shortage | Engadget Today

The supply shortfall is expected to last through next June.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/06/tesla-s-gigafactory-might-be-behind-a-global-battery-shortage/

Tesla has been besieged by reports of production delays and quality control issues lately, and now it's coming under fire for problems at its Gigafactory, which have led to a global shortage of cylindrical batteries. According to sources quoted by etnews, it's now "impossible" to purchase cylindrical batteries in Japan -- where most of the world's electronics manufacturing happens -- because Gigafactory has hoovered up the supplies needed to create them, but has failed to do so.

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