My Electric Car Has A Battery. Should I Be Worried?

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:38:36 +0000

electric car batteryPeople thinking about buying an electric car have questions, like how long do the batteries last and what happens if they fail? Here are some answers.

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Volvo Uses Blockchain To Ensure Ethical EVs

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:13:39 +0000

Blockchain technology is (in the simplest way I can think of to describe it) a time-stamped series of transactions that are linked together, mathematically, to form a “chain.” Each transaction in the chain is a “block,” and they’re tied together using a cryptographic algorithm (fancy math) in a way that makes it impossible for the chain to be modified

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Tesla Grid-Scale Battery In South Australia To Get 50% Larger

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 02:40:28 +0000

Neoen, the owner/operator of the Hornsdale battery in South Australia will expand its size by 50% by the middle of next year, further stabilizing the grid and saving utility customers money.

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Off Grid: SunPower Solar Panels + Tesla Powerwalls … Boring Company + Pumped Hydro … Tesla Gigafactory Economies of Scale — CleanTechnica Top 20

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 01:24:53 +0000

The most popular CleanTechnica stories last week included fun content about an off-grid month with SunPower solar panels + Tesla Powerwalls, the just-beginning economies of scale Tesla is getting from its gigafactories, a pitch for Elon Musk’s The Boring Company getting into pumped hydro, Tesla dominating US electric vehicle sales, and much more. Scroll down for the headlines and click through to the ones that tickle your fancy!

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Nikola Pushes Deeper Into Battery Electric Vehicles With Next Generation Battery Tech

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:05:04 +0000

The Nikola Motor Company dropped a bomb on the electric vehicle industry today with news of a pending acquisition of a team that has developed next generation battery technology. The news comes with claims of a cathode with 4 times the energy density of today’s lithium-ion cells, lasts for 2,000 cycles, and at a cell cost of 50% less than today’s lithium-ion cells

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Details About Tesla Gigafactory 4 Emerge In German Press

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 23:12:23 +0000

New details about the new Tesla Gigafactory 4 near Berlin have begun to emerge. The first cars are expected to roll off the line in 2021, but Elon Musk may have other ideas.

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A Gigafactory For Berlin

Credit to Author: Alex Voigt| Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 04:57:36 +0000

When people ask me how it is possible that most of my predictions about Tesla are correct, my answer is, “Those are not my predictions. You just have to listen carefully to Elon Musk, and do it twice, better trice.” Elon tells the truth, unless he is joking, and he likes joking but not if it’s about his mission to change the world to sustainable transportation

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13 Non-Tesla Electric Vehicle Stories You Might Have Missed

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 04:38:45 +0000

There’s too much electric vehicle news to cover every week to have full stories on all of the pieces. Writers pick the stories that interest them, which leaves many less glamorous items (especially non-Tesla news) on the bench. To make up for that a bit and highlight several stories that I think shouldn’t be skipped, below is a roundup of recent electric vehicle news

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Cleantech at the Urban Future Lab — Cleantech Talk with Pat Sapinsley

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:50:48 +0000

In this episode of our Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Pat Sapinsley, Managing Director of Cleantech Initiatives at the Urban Future Lab / ACRE at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, to talk about her work

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Tesla Critics Don’t Understand (Or Just Ignore) Tesla’s Mission

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:01:42 +0000

I used to find the debate between Tesla critics (most notably short sellers) and Tesla fans as somewhat interesting but mostly straightforward. Tesla critics somehow thought that Tesla inherently couldn’t make profits on its products. Tesla fans thought and explained how Tesla could. Tesla critics thought Tesla couldn’t learn the art and skill of efficient, smooth mass production. Tesla fans noted many times, this isn’t rocket science (ahem). Tesla critics thought major automakers would come out with electric vehicles superior to what Tesla offered and would thus kill the company. Tesla fans highlighted Tesla’s leadership in batteries, software, self-driving tech, design, customer communications, and overall reputation

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