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batteriesTesla heading to 8000 model 3’s per week and production of $35,000 Model 3

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Eric Markowitz and Dan Crowley of Worm Capital had a visit to the Tesla Gigafactory. They believe that Tesla will be able to sustain—weekly production rates of 6,000 Model 3 battery units per week, and with new Grohmann Engineering machines …

airplaneNine-passenger all electric regional passenger aircraft by 2021

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Israeli startup Eviation is making a nine-passenger all-electric regional passenger aircraft by 2021. It will take 9 passengers up to 650 miles at a cruise speed of 240 knots. Alice uses distributed propulsion with one main pusher propeller at the …

air pollutionFlying between small airports will be faster, cleaner and cheaper with hybrid electric planes

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Zunum Aero is a startup backed by Boeing and Jet Blue who is developing hybrid electric and all-electric aircraft of varying sizes. The planes would fly between the thousands of small airports around the USA. Southern California-based charter air services, …

airplaneElon has four year old idea for supersonic electric plane and Hypermach continues in stealth mode

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On 2014, Nextbigfuture covered Elon Musk describing his belief that an electric supersonic vertical take-off passenger jet could be built. Elon Musk talked about the supersonic electric passenger VTOL plane in an interview with Joe Rogan. Other have patented VTOL …

batteriesSupercar makers will push to 1.5 megawatts or 2000+ horsepower to beat new Tesla Roadster

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The Koenigsegg Agera RS currently is one of the fastest cars in the world after it reached speeds of 278 mph. The Koenigsegg One:1, named for its equal power-to-weight ratio, also packs 1,341 horsepower, or the equivalent of one megawatt …

batteriesSila Nanotechnologies will produce silicon anode batteries with 10-15% more capacity in wearable gadgets in 2019 and EV cars in 2023

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Sila Nanotechnologies is developing silicon based anodes for lithium-ion batteries. They have raised another $70 million with Sutter Hill Ventures leading the round and other investors include Siemens’ venture firm Next47 and Japan’s ATL. Sila Nanotechnologies will scale production with …

batteriesProgress to lithium-oxygen batteries with up to four times the energy density of lithium-ion

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University of Waterloo Chemists are the first to achieve four-electron conversion, which doubles the electron storage of lithium-oxygen, also known as lithium-air, batteries. The high theoretical-energy density of lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) batteries and their relatively light weight have made them the …

batteriesKalashnikov has made a laughable electric “super car” based upon a car symbolic of occupied east germany

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Kalashnikov has an electric car that uses the styling of a car symbolic of occupied East Germany. The Trabant became a symbol of the technological and social backwardness of the East German state. The new electric version has 220 kW, …

batteriesChina’s top battery maker will make cheaper next generation low cobalt batteries

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China’s largest lithium battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) plans to begin producing in 2019 next-generation nickel-rich batteries, which are cheaper to make and have longer life-spans. Cobalt stabilizes and extends the life of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Cobalt prices …

batteriesTesla can breakeven on $41,000 Model 3s now but targeting profitable $35,000 Model 3s by the end of 2018

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Elon Musk believes it could be possible to scale production at Tesla and lower their design and technology costs enough to be able to offer a truly mass-market electric vehicle priced as low as $25,000 within three years. Recently analysts …