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batteriesTesla air filters beat california wildfire air pollution

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Tesla cars have air filtration systems similar to systems used in hospitals, clean rooms, and the space industry. They developed a HEPA filtration system capable of stripping the outside air of pollen, bacteria, and pollution before they enter the cabin …

batteriesWill Tesla keep growing sales in 2019?

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Tesla sold about 55,000 Model 3s in the Third quarter. Estimates are for about 62,000 to be sold in the fourth quarter. 2019 has a lot of uncertainty. The backlog of orders is being delivered in 2018. Tesla has significant …

batteriesElon Musk’s tunneling company could become his most valuable

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Elon Musk and the Boring Company has completed most of phase 1 of a 2.7-mile proof-of-process tunnel through Los Angeles. The first section of the Hawthorne tunnel, including O’Leary Station, will be revealed by December 10, 2018. Tunnels projects currently …

batteriesTALOS special ops exoskeleton today and plans for exoskeleton divisions in 2030s

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US Special Operations have built prototypes of the TALOS exoskeleton. It is designed to shield commandos from gunfire when they are in heavy urban combat. This special situation exoskeleton system will be the first system used in combat. In five …

airplanesRapid discharging batteries enable electric passenger planes

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Mixing magnetic nanoparticles into battery electrode materials and applying a light magnetic field doubles the discharge rate of batteries. 24M is making prototype batteries using this magnetic approach. Zunum will use the batteries for electric planes. The batteries must be …

batteriesFisker gets investment from Caterpillar for solid state battery technology

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Fisker and electric car company has gotten an investment from Caterpillar Venture Capital. Fisker is developing solid-state batteries. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. …

batteriesTesla at 450,000+ cars per year in 2019 and near 1 million in 2022

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Elon Musk talked about Tesla reaching 500,000 to 1 million cars per year. Tesla could start producing cars in China in 2019. Maintaining the third quarter production level would mean 340,000 cars per year. Tesla should have 100,000 cars per …

batteriesSolid State battery for Dyson electric car

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Billionaire vacuum cleaner maker James Dyson will open an electric car factory in Singapore in 2020. The British consumer goods company will invest about $2.7 billion to launch new electric cars. Dyson has plenty of experience working with batteries, electric …

batteriesTesla Model 3 is crushing BMW, Audi and Mercedes sales

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Tesla short-seller Andrew Left of Citron Research is now buying Tesla shares. The main driver for belief in Tesla is Tesla’s continued dominance of the premium electric car segment. BMW, Audi and Mercedes sales are dropping as the Tesla Model …

batteriesBYD confident all new cars in China will be electric by 2030

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China’s electric car makers predict that 6 million electric cars per year will be sold in 2023 in China. This would be 20% of China’s 30 million new car sales in 2023. Currently China sells about 24-25 million new cars …