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This is Tesla's plan for a cheaper car

Tesla’s road to a cheaper electric car has always appeared to lead straight to Reno, where the electric automaker is building a $5 billion gigafactory designed with enough capacity to reduce the per-kilowatt-hour cost of its lithium-ion battery packs by over 30% by the end of 2017. 1,185 more words


Wireless Power And Battery Life Anxiety

Battery life is one of the most vexing problems in mobile tech. Indeed, Smartphone users consistently rate battery life as their No. 1 gripe. Consumers want… 2,990 more words


Tesla electric buses

Current diesel buses consume about a gallon for every 3 to 4 miles. In contrast, electric buses are fuel-efficient and do not pollute the environment. … 83 more words


New Manufacturing Approach Slices Lithium-ion Battery Cost In Half

Reinventing how these batteries are made also improves their performance and recyclability.

by David L. Chandler | MIT News Office

An advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries, developed by researchers at MIT and at a spinoff company called 24M, promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while also improving their performance and making them easier to recycle. 868 more words

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The story of the invention that could revolutionize batteries—and maybe American manufacturing as well

The world has been clamoring for a super-battery.

Since about 2010, a critical mass of national leaders, policy professionals, scientists, entrepreneurs, thinkers and writers have all but demanded a transformation of the humble lithium-ion cell. 4,689 more words

Meet Tesla's new weapon, a battery scientist

Tesla Motors’ three-step master plan to accelerate sustainable transportation hangs on its ability to build a cheaper mass market electric car. The luxury electric car and energy storage company might have just found a new secret weapon to help it achieve those goals. 565 more words


GM builds a business case for used electric car batteries

Five years ago, as the first Chevy Volt plug-in electric hybrids were rolling off the assembly line, the business case for used electric car batteries seemed meager at best. 584 more words