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batteriesTesla China Starts Shanghai Gigafactory 3 Phase 2 to Build Model Y

Tesla China has started construction on Phase 2 of Gigafactory 3 Shanghai. This will likely support Tesla Model Y production. This work started immediately after Phase 1.5 which was for the Battery and Powertrain workshop. In a video, Jason Yang …

batteriesTesla’s Huge Advantage With Batteries and Drive Train

Cairn Energy Research Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in electric vehicle battery research, says Tesla’s cylindrical cell battery pack dropped to $158.27 per kilowatt-hour last year. Tesla is the only automaker to use cylindrical battery cells in its battery packs. …

artificial intelligenceElon Musk Tweets that Feature-Complete Full Self Driving Will Be Released Soon

Trent Eady writes on self-driving and artificial intelligence on Seeking Alpha. Trent asked Elon Musk when its feature-complete full self-driving would be released. Elon Musk replied that it would soon be released. Trent reported that Tesla is working on a …

carsWhat About Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, Buses and Trucks?

Toyota began developing hydrogen-powered cars more than 20 years ago, but they have been costly and the refueling infrastructure is still minimal. Recent technological advances halved the cost of fuel-cell stacks that mix hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity. Toyota …

batteriesChina Sales Double US Car Sales Therefore Million Model 3s Per Year Eventually in China

China car sales for BMW and Mercedes are double their US Car sales. This would mean Tesla has room to expand China production up to 700,000 to 1 million model 3s each year and maybe 2 million model Ys. China …

batteriesFuture Tesla Battery Technology and Pricing

Lithium Ion batteries can get three times cheaper than current average prices of about $180 per kwh to about $50-60 per kwh. This will be from improving processes going to the Tesla-Maxwell dry cell technology and with improved energy density …

batteriesTesla Model Y Could Start Selling in 2 Months

In October, Cleantechnica reported that Tesla Model Y production would start in Q1 of 2020. The official Tesla earnings call has talked about a summer 2020 start of Model Y sales. Hyperchange makes the case that Model Y could start …

batteriesFord is Not a Leader With SUV’s, Luxury Cars or Electric Cars

Tesla is crushing BMW, Porsche and other carmakers in the luxury segment and against electric and combustion engine vehicles. Tesla outsold BMW cars in the luxury car segment even when the Tesla Model 3 was more expensive than the comparable …

carsFord Mach-E Will Be in Tesla Model Y Category But Does Not Look Like a Category Killer

The Ford Mustang Mach-e was revealed yesterday and it promises features close to the announced features of Model Y. Ford Mach-e and Tesla Model Y will both be out mid to late 2020. They will have overlapping battery ranges. The …