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Batteries Made With … Vanilla?

October 25th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

There's a new type of battery storage technology that has an interesting spice added into the mix — vanillin, which is the primary component of the extract of the vanilla bean


Tesla’s One Core Advantage

October 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." That's a maxim that I imagine could get you fired from Tesla. Tesla is obsessively focused on "fixing" what is working fine but not working as well as it could be. Tesla is obsessively trying to take products and systems apart, whittle them down to their core


New Approach To Li-Ion Battery Efficiency At Stanford Puts Out Fires

October 21st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

There's a new approach that is boosting the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries that also puts out fires — making the batteries fireproof. The new approach, according to scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is the reengineering of one of the heaviest components in batteries: sheets of copper or aluminum foil that are used to collect currents


How To Watch & Listen To Tesla Q3 Earnings Call (Livestream)

October 21st, 2020 | by Chanan Bos

Tesla has announced that its earnings call for shareholders will take place on October 21, today, at 2:30pm PDT. Now that Tesla no longer has a PR team, this earnings call could bring to light a lot of fascinating new details about Battery Day as well as its implications, since it's the first time since the event that the company will be answering questions


On the Cutting Edge of Vehicle to Grid

October 19th, 2020 | by Joe Wachunas

Using the energy in our car batteries to power our homes during emergencies and our electrical grid during times of peak usage has felt like the holy grail where electrical vehicles, renewable energy, and efficient buildings all intersect


How Tesla Could Reinvent PR

October 18th, 2020 | by Chanan Bos

There are rumors out there that Tesla has now completely disbanded their PR department, because the company no longer responds to press inquiries


Electrify Everything — Save Tons of Money!

October 18th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Running our energy system on renewable electricity will save every family in America thousands of dollars per year, create tens of millions of jobs and make our lives way more awesome



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