A mystery auto manufacturer looked into buying an old empty foundry/factory a few miles from where I live here in upstate NY. A new factory would be exciting, but I think it's something else. My top speculation picks are for him to exercise options and hold more shares or to give vouchers for solar installation from SCTY for anyone who buys a Tesla. That would good business, crossover advertising, using his money, and another step toward his goal of reducing CO2 pollution (where his mouth is).
My guess is the v "in v big way" is not a typo so the v means something. Part on a new vehicle name for some vehicle they'll invest in. Or a new battery deal like v in volt. Beats me, but I think it will be a dud and not live up to any hype.
Blankenship recently (5-6 days) made an announcement on expanding the SC net work but said it will take a few years to finish so I don't think it will be SC net work.
Musk (2? days ago) said Gen 3 is 3-4 years away so a new car seems out.
Money could be good but after saying they are positive for the Q...... Would that be a big deal?
A connection to the 1,000 mi battery is possible but I sort of doubt it.
Leasing would be good but exciting?
They already have a connection to Solar city.
OK here is my guess for exciting,.... A connection to Space X.
There is nothing technical to keep Tesla from deploying 200 SC stations nationwide by year end. They would need $50M plus real estate agents and lawyers to buy/lease space, negotiate power access and rates, etc. From a marketing aspect, Tesla probably knows where to put the chargers.
Another possibility is investing in Model X, but I think it is premature. They need a larger capacity battery (125 KW-hr at least) or the SUV will be lame. Besides, it will cost 750M at least to manufacture the MX, inventory, etc... too much.
SC would provide the best bang for the buck. Then a more powerful battery.