Tesla = Approximately A Dozen Startups

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:05:23 +0000

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently responded to a CleanTechnica article on Twitter by noting that Tesla is really like a dozen different startups. What would these startups be? Let’s explore some possibilities

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Elon Touts Radical Manufacturing Redesign, Tesla Awarded Metal Air Battery Patent

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:23:50 +0000

Elon Musk says the fundamental architecture of the Model Y produced in Germany will be significantly different from the cars made in Fremont. Also, Tesla has recently been granted a patent for a metal air battery.

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Tesla Battery Day — Has Elon Musk Already “Leaked” The Battery Tech That Will Give Scale To The EV Revolution?

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 15:26:55 +0000

Tesla Battery Day is less than a week away. In my view, most Tesla commentary continues to overlook what is already known when it comes to predictions for what will be revealed on Tesla Battery Day

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Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity In New Electric Vehicles Spiked In 2018 — What A Surprise!

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 01:14:39 +0000

If you’ve been following the US electric vehicle market for a few years, you know that the Tesla Model 3 was a landmark arrival that spiked electric car demand. It did so abroad as well as in the United States, but it was no more dramatic than in the

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Tesla May Buy Low-Carbon Nickel From Canada’s Giga Metals, Reuters Reports

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 03:27:08 +0000

It’s been reported in the past few days that Canadian miner Giga Metals may supply Tesla with low-carbon nickel, and that Tesla could even help with the development of a mine in some way (which could simply mean helping to finance the project)

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Lithium & Nickel & Tesla, Oh My!

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 14:50:38 +0000

Last week, I sat down with Rodney Hooper and Howard Klein for another chat about nickel and lithium mining, electric vehicle batteries, Tesla, the electric vehicle transition, and a few other matters

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Dozens Of Shops Are Now Replacing Nissan LEAF Batteries

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 19:50:10 +0000

When hybrids like the Toyota Prius were new, everyone “knew” that they were a bad buy. Eventually a battery would need replacement, and it would cost as much as a house in California, if not more. In reality, the cost was around $5,000 (which was still pretty steep)

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The Perfect Cell

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 03:23:32 +0000

Modern vehicle batteries already enable long ranges and convenient charging times. Nevertheless, researchers are working on even better energy storage systems. Porsche Engineering explores the current state of the proven lithium-ion technology as well as new approaches

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Tesla & Amprius — What Is Going On? [Updated: Nothing]

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 00:56:05 +0000

Tesla fans have zeroed in on a battery startup called Amprius. A number of clues indicate that it may be acquired by Tesla in the future, or that it at least plays a role in Tesla’s battery innovation and coming announcements at Tesla Battery Day. I’ll come back to the Tesla–Amprius connections in a minute. First, once I saw the name popping up, I recognized it and decided to check the CleanTechnica archives for it. Let’s start there

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US Energy Dept. Selects National Laboratories To Establish Industry Partnerships For Battery Manufacturing Innovation

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 03:07:14 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 13 projects through a Battery Manufacturing Lab Call with combined funding of almost $15 million over three years. The call sought proposals from the National Laboratories to establish public-private partnerships that address engineering challenges for advanced battery materials and devices, with a focus on de-risking, scaling, and accelerating adoption of new technologies

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