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Tesla’s solar roof and Powerwall 2.0 event live coverage – webcast starts at 5:30pm PDT (UTC-7)


Tesla is at Universal Studios in Los Angeles to unveil its new solar roof product, Powerwall 2.0, and potentially a new Tesla charger. The event will be live-streamed on Tesla’s website starting at 5:30pm PDT (UTC-7) and we will be live from the venue to bring you as much information as possible.

Jameson is on route to the event right now and I (Fred) will be sharing updates from him ahead of the presentation here and after if we can get more information from Tesla.

  • When: Today October 28th, 5:30 PM PT – UTC-7
  • Where: Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California
  • Livestream:

Updates are in chronological order with most recent at the top. You can simply refresh the page to get the latest update and participate in the comments or via Twitter:

T-0 min (6:00 PM PT) – It’s already over. We are getting press info soon and we will share with you in more detailed post.

T-0 min (5:50 PM PT) – Powerwall 2 has 14 kWh capacity for $5,500

T-0 min (5:47 PM PT) – all houses there are solar houses says Musk.

T-0 min (5:45 PM PT) – It’s starting. SolarCity CEO is on stage to introduce Elon Musk.

T-2 mins (5:43 PM PT) – It looks like the house in the back could have the solar roof:


T-7 mins (5:38 PM PT) – countdown pushed by 15 mins:

T+5 mins (5:35 PM PT) – It still hasn’t started, but everyone is at the stage – picture via Jamie:


T-0 min (5:30 PM PT) – It’s time but nothing so far…

T-2 mins (5:28 PM PT) – “We are going to try to start right on time” – Tesla said.

T-8 mins (5:22 PM PT) – They have the set from Desperate Housewives taken over for the event, but I’m back in the press area right now – Jameson


T-0h20 (5:10 PM PT) – The stream is online and should start in a few.

T-0h35 (4:55 PM PT) – Jameson is getting closer to the actual event:


T-1h00 (4:30 PM PT) – People are still figuring out parking. Nothing new to report yet – Jameson

T-1h20 (4:10 PM PT) – Jameson just arrived at Universal. How many Teslas can you spot in line? – Fred

T-1h25 (4:05 PM PT) – SolarCity says it’s its event too:

While it was first presented as a ‘Tesla + SolarCity event’, Tesla has since left out any mention of SolarCity in the information for the event and we now know that they plan to phase the SolarCity brand after the merger. But SolarCity was part of the development of the solar roof to be unveiled today – Fred

T-1h30 (4:00 PM PT) – the live blog goes live.

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Jameson has been driving electric vehicles since 2009, and has been writing about them and about clean energy for since 2016.

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