February 25th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
As you may have seen by now, 7 year Tesla insider David Havasi and I have been getting together in recent months to talk about the deep history of Tesla from an insider (David) and outsider (me) perspective in a podcast and video chat series called Tesla Inside Out. The thing that triggered this chat was recent data from BloombergNEF showing that battery energy density has nearly tripled in the past decade
February 21st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
In an article published by Consumer Reports, the nonprofit and independent organization that focuses on truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace, had a lot to say about Tesla and its competition. "Tesla is facing increasing competition, but its batteries and superior energy efficiency give it an edge," writes Consumer Reports
February 19th, 2020 | by Chanan Bos
Tesla will seemingly use prismatic lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries from CATL in its Made in China Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus
February 18th, 2020 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Tesla is in talks with battery producer CATL to supply lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cells for the Shanghai-made Tesla Model 3, according to a report by Reuters
November 3rd, 2019 | by Chanan Bos
Tesla's Gigafactory 3 was built in a hurry because both China and Tesla had a lot to prove to the world, and if anyone was betting against Elon, they lost and joined a very long list of people who doubted Musk and were proven wrong
July 20th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
Tesla builds batteries
January 25th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
By now, regular readers of this column are well aware that we (along with most other writers who focus on electric vehicles) consider the threat of the “Tesla killer” to be no threat at all. Yes, Big Auto is producing excellent EVs, some of which are in Tesla’s league, but they’ll never build more than they have to, and they’ll continue steering customers to their gas-guzzling, high-margin models. It’s what they do
December 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
One enterprising mechanic took on the challenge of removing the Tesla Model 3 battery pack. The video makes it clear that the process is not for the faint of heart and clearly requires a lift, given the weight of the battery
October 1st, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Tesla's Gigafactory 1 in Nevada is solidly on track to achieve a battery production volume of 35 GWh per year (annualized run rate) by the end of 2018. This is two years ahead of the original 2020 target date for achieving these volumes
July 9th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Tesla's quest for a fantastic future consistently delivers surprising breakthroughs within the auto sector — popularizing long-range EVs is one of those game-changing developments, and the Model 3 battery pack takes it to a whole new level according to one battery expert
July 8th, 2018 | by Christopher Arcus
Since the Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt were introduced, there has been considerable interest in the heart of their performance, the battery packs. These two cars have been pivotal in introducing lower-cost long-range electric transport
June 13th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
For the second episode of a daily Cleantech Talk Today show, Nicolas Zart and I talked about Tesla marketing, Tesla Model 3 battery production, Tesla battery recycling, and some other highlights from Tesla's annual shareholder meeting. But that was just to kick off the show
June 9th, 2018 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
One of the more interesting revelations to come out of the 2018 Tesla Shareholder Meeting was updated information about Tesla’s current battery costs and projected reductions over the next 2 years
June 4th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
The Tesla Model 3 is estimated to use cost just $18,000 in materials and just $10,000 to actually build, a new analysis by German paper WirstschaftsWoche reveals. The analysis assumed a production rate of 10,000 cars per week, which is the second major milestone that Tesla has set out for Model 3 production
May 21st, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Check out the new EVTV video of the Tesla Model 3 battery. Also, Adam Jonas lowers his Tesla share price forecast and Amy Weber says the front wheel of her Tesla wobbles so much, she is afraid to drive the car.
January 29th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
The hottest CleanTechnica story of the past week was, no surprise, a Tesla-related story. It initially seemed to be a rather humble, inconspicuous, unpretentious but interesting reflection of Steve's time driving and riding in the Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, and Chevy Bolt in the Middle East during a 2018 Global EVRT adventure, but then it blew up and is now approaching 200,000 views. I imagine you've already read it, but have a gander if not — at least for the pics!
January 26th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Workers at the Tesla Gigafactory tell CNBC that battery packs for the Model 3 are being largely made by hand and may contain significant defects, a claim that Tesla hotly denies.
December 17th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
The battery market is one of the most interesting industries in the global economy. As part of our new "What Changed ... ?" series, it seemed appropriate to include a thorough update of what changes in the EV battery market on a monthly basis. Below is a rundown of what changed in November
November 2nd, 2017 | by James Ayre
The CEO of Panasonic, the co-operator of Tesla's so-called Gigafactory in Nevada, recently made comments that the Tesla Model 3 production bottleneck was "now understood" and that battery pack production was soon to be automated. ... That's a rather interesting reveal, suggesting that battery pack production has been a major bottleneck and that hand production has largely been the standard at the facility to date
August 19th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman
The most recent cover story in The Economist announces, "The death of the internal combustion engine... it had a good run. But the end is in sight." In a remarkable account, The Economist reports that the internal combustion engine's "days are numbered. Rapid gains in battery technology favour electric motors instead. ... Today’s electric cars, powered by lithium-ion batteries, can do much better."
July 24th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla will discontinue the Model S 75 soon, leaving only dual-motor cars available. The move raises the price of an entry level Model S to $74,500.
June 25th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Ben Sullins of Teslanomics has created an app he says will help you tell when to expect delivery of your Tesla Model 3. It's very lighthearted and totally unscientific -- but fun!
May 22nd, 2016 | by Chris Boylan
With around 373,000 advance reservations (so far), the Tesla Model 3 is officially the most anticipated car in history. And though [&hellip