Published on February 23rd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan13
Tesla CEO Sees EV Batteries Soon Dropping to $200 Per kWh
February 23rd, 2012 by Zachary Shahan
“In the not-so-distant future,” to be exact. The rather famous Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, is someone to listen to when it comes to electric vehicles. He and Tesla have done what no one else was able to (or at least dreamt of or tried) in recent years, and they continue to ‘wow’ us with their strides forward (note Tesla’s upcoming ‘Model X’ electric SUV with falcon doors that just make me think of the batmobile for some reason).
One of the most important things to Musk, Tesla, the electric vehicle industry, and the environment (thus, everyone who needs clean air, clean water, and a livable climate) is cheaper EV batteries. Luckily, Musk sees continual and considerable cost drops in EV battery technology in the near (or ‘not-so-distant’) future. Here’s more from Chris:
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