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batteriesAmazon Orders 100,000 Rivian Electric Vans With Delivery Starting By 2021

Rivian is a startup making electric SUVs and electric trucks. Amazon has ordered100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian. Rivian said it will design, build and service a new electric van exclusively for Amazon. These will be dedicated electric delivery van …

batteriesElon Musk Describes Electric Motor, Powertrain and Other Upgrades to Model S, X and Roadster in 2020

Elon Musk says a Plaid Powertrain upgrade for the Model S, X and Roadster will be available in 2020. The new Model S will have a three-motor configuration which is also available for the next-generation Roadster. Tesla is currently racing …

batteriesTesla vs Other Global Car Makers

If you look at list of motor vehicle makers then Tesla is not in the top 50 makers in the world. The global top makers by vehicle production are Toyota and Volkswagen each with over 10 million vehicles per year. …

batteriesTesla and CATL Interested in India Gigafactories for Batteries

Tesla and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd (CATL) and other companies that have shown an initial interest in the Indian government’s plan to build large battery factories at an investment of about ₹50,000 crore (US$7 billion). India’s plan to …

batteriesTesla Next Generation Lithium Batteries vs Solid State Batteries from Everyone Else

Batteries for electric cars and trucks will become a $6 billion market with silicon added batteries and advanced lithium-ion batteries dominant until 2026 when solid-state batteries could become dominant. Almost all car and truck makers are betting next-generation batteries will …

air pollutionTesla Megapack Doubling Energy Capacity by Area for Utilities

Tesla’s larger Megapack is doubling utility-scale energy storage with 60% more capacity while using 40% less space than current systems. At the site level, Megapack requires 40% less space and 10x fewer parts than current systems on the market. As …

batteriesTesla Revolutionizing Body Frame, Wiring and Battery Construction

Elon previously described a vision of radically transforming the factories that build his cars. In 2016, Elon had the goal of making his factories ten times more productive every ten years. Elon wanted to transform his factories every two years. …

batteriesTesla Planning for a Terawatt Hour of Batteries Each Year

On the recent quarterly conference call, Elon Musk indicated that Tesla will have clear roadmap to a Terawatt hour per year of battery production. If all of the Terawatt hour per year of batteries were used for electric cars (average …

batteriesTesla Fourth Gigafactory in Europe Should Start Production in 2021

Tesla is speeding up their European Gigafactory efforts and are hoping to finalize a location choice in the coming quarters. Elon said in Q and A at the 2019Q2 conference call that he was hoping to have the Gigafactory 4 …