Sandy Munro tears apart Tesla EVs to understand exactly how they are made. Sandy says that Tesla is able to control power output to 2-3 millivolts for every group of 46 batteries.
Tesla made the right choice to use cylindrical batteries. Everyone in the car and electric car game thought that thousands of cylindrical batteries would not work, but Tesla proved them wrong.
Tesla is maintaining a lead because they have recruited the best and brightest young engineers who were laid off in the 2008 financial crisis.
Tesla gets the brightest engineers and has a culture where they work harder. The Big-3 car makers have a unionized situation and pushes engineering work out to third parties.
Tesla is now working with the best battery science teams.
Tesla is pushing ahead with battery science, battery electronic engineering, AI and vision programming and with semiconductor chip and electronics research and engineering.
SOURCES- E for Electric and Sandy Munro
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com (Brian owns shares of Tesla)
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