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Tesla’s Battery Leadership Protected In Secrecy

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


Video: How To Remove The Tesla Model 3 Battery Pack

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


Tesla Is 2 Years Ahead Of Schedule On Gigafactory 1

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


Tesla Model 3 & Chevy Bolt Battery Packs Examined

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


$28,000 To Build A Tesla Model 3, And How

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


Tesla vs Bolt … China’s HUGE 2017 Electric Car Sales … Renault Zoe Wins Europe … (Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week)

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!


What Changed In The EV Battery Market In November?

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


Panasonic CEO Says Tesla Model 3 Production Bottleneck Is “Now Understood” — Battery Pack Production To Now Be Fully Automated

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


The Economist Announces The Death Of The ICE (Finally)

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."



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