CNBC: How Tesla’s Battery Mastermind Is Tackling Electric Vehicles’ Biggest Problem

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 00:42:46 +0000

In a new video, CNBC details how Tesla’s battery mastermind is solving the largest problem that EVs have. The video starts out with thousands of plastic bags filled with batteries. These batteries come from EVs, phones, scooters, laptops, and other electronic devices. Since these batteries are both flammable and toxic, it’s critical that they don’t […]

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Tesla Cofounder JB Straubel Aims To Solve A Key Problem Of E-Bike Batteries

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2021 02:08:49 +0000

JB Straubel, who was one of the co-founders of Tesla as well as its former chief technology offer, is the founder of Redwood Materials, which focuses on recycling electric car batteries. However, now, The Verge reports that Straubel’s company is teaming up with Specialized to recycle the e-bike industry’s batteries, a lingering problem of hazardous […]

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The Revolutionary Tesla Roadster

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2020 04:06:14 +0000

The five co-founders of Tesla — Marc Tarpenning, Martin Eberhard, Elon Musk, JB Straubel, and Ian Wright — were certainly greenies, and the environmental value of EVs was one of their prime motivators. However, they were also rocket scientists and sports car connoisseurs, and they were well aware of another exciting advantage of electric powertrains

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An Automaker Is Born — The Early Days Of Tesla (New Book Excerpt)

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2020 02:40:45 +0000

It sometimes happens that a symbolic event marking the end of one era neatly coincides with an event that ushers in the next, although no one notices the concurrence at the time. In late 2003, a brief renaissance of electric vehicles came to an ignominious end, as GM rounded up and smashed its EV1 electric cars. Just a few weeks later, three Silicon Valley entrepreneurs sat down for a fateful lunch

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Tesla’s Wild Ride — Birth to 2020

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 19:23:33 +0000

The past 12 years of Tesla’s growth and development has been a sight to see, and it’s been a terrific story to cover closely since 2012. This past week was the 10 year anniversary of Tesla buying its Fremont factory from Toyota and GM. Tesla cofounder and CEO Elon Musk recently reflected on the company’s growth since then and memories of that period, which feels like a lifetime ago

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JB Straubel, Celina Mikolajczak, & Heiko Urtel Talk Batteries With Stanford Energy Professors

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 00:03:29 +0000

Stanford Energy recently hosted its StorageX International Symposium Industrial Panel virtually. The panel included top battery experts, such as JB Straubel, one of the co-founders at Tesla who left after years as CTO to start Redwood Materials; Celina Mikolajczak of Panasonic; and Heiko Urtel of

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Tesla Cofounder J.B. Straubel Wants To Build The World’s Top Battery Recycling Company

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 03:00:18 +0000

Autoblog has reported that Tesla cofounder and longtime CTO J.B. Straubel has big plans for the battery industry. We already knew that, but we have some new perspective from the recent reporting

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Failing Fast — One Of Elon Musk’s Superpowers

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 21:37:49 +0000

Failure is good. Or rather, it can be good if you react to it the right way, using the knowledge you gain to make your next attempt at the goal more effective. As Thomas Edison put it, “I haven’t failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that don’t work.”

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History Of Electric Cars Using Skateboard Platforms

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 05:01:07 +0000

It’s hard to think of a vehicle that’s simpler in its design than a skateboard. However, this very simplicity may be the reason that this humble conveyance is providing the inspiration for the most technologically advanced vehicles ever devised

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We Should Thank The GM EV1 (And Its Death) For Tesla

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 04:40:17 +0000

Considering how much major automakers are struggling to develop their own commercially viable EVs and catch up with Tesla, it’s ironic that several of these brands did produce EVs back in the 1990s, but cancelled those models, leaving the field wide open for the California upstart

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