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
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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
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
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