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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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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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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Is Nickel The New Gold? Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Comments Inspire Interest In Nickel

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 02:11:48 +0000

In the popular imagination, lithium is the element that powers EVs. However, as Elon Musk has pointed out, the term “lithium-ion batteries” is something of a misnomer, because they don’t really contain that much lithium. However, meeting the expected surge in demand for element #28 may not be so easy, because of various supply-side issues. In a recent interview with Kitco News, Michael Beck, Managing Director at Regent Advisors, said he sees something of a “perfect storm” brewing in the nickel trade

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Tesla Air? Elon Musk Hints Tesla Could Mass Produce 400 Wh/kg Batteries In 3–4 Years

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 21:06:19 +0000

Elon Musk suggested on Twitter last night that Tesla may be able to mass produce batteries with 50% more energy density in three to four years, which could possibly enable electric airplanes

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Digging Into Less Conventional Lithium Mining Options

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2020 07:07:04 +0000

A few weeks ago, one of our writers wrote up a story on the company Standard Lithium and its plan to get lithium for EV batteries in a new, innovative way. Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded on Twitter that he thought the approach had “a lot of potential.”

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300,000 Miles In Tesla Model S — But Just Getting Started (& Getting Crazier)

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 00:30:22 +0000

It’s true. A Tesla with 300,000 miles isn’t that impressive anymore. After all, there are a handful out there over 500,000, and even one over 600,000 miles

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Sony Consumer EV, Panasonic Getting Maxwell Tech, 2 Non-Tesla European Gigafactories — CleanTech News Show #19

Credit to Author: Chanan Bos| Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2020 23:01:00 +0000

This is the 19th broadcast of CleanTechnica’s weekly news show. We now also have a Patreon page! This week’s show covers Panasonic claims regarding future batteries, whether Sony’s concept EV might reach the market after all, two non-Tesla Gigafactory wannabees, a green skyscraper (half of which is made out of wood), the ITER fusion reactor entering the assembly phase — and much more!

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Why Mercedes & BMW Vehicles Need To Adopt The Tesla Platform

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2020 23:00:13 +0000

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has always been fairly straightforward about his willingness to open up Tesla tech to other companies. For example, he publicly commented about the possibility of partnering with Mercedes on an electric Mercedes Sprinter in November

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Elon Musk Says Tesla Willing To Share Software & Powertrains With Competitors

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:25:12 +0000

Elon Musk says Tesla would be willing to provide its software, powertrains, and batteries to other manufacturers. What would that look like?

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