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batteriesElectric Cars and Tesla Now to 2020

China is the global leader in electric vehicles sales. Over one million electric cars were sold in China in 2018 which was nearly three times more than the USA. Global electric car sales finished May 2019 with 180,000 sales for …

batteriesWhat is the Maximum Car Production for Tesla in 2019?

Tesla’s production and delivery of over 95,000 cars in the second quarter is about 7400 cars per week. It now appears that Tesla will get 3,000 cars per week from the Shanghai Gigafactory. Those cars will be delivered within days …

batteriesTesla Delivers a Three Month Record 95,200 Cars

Tesla delivered 95,200 cars during the three months ending June 30 — a 51.1% increase over a weak first quarter and beat its previous record of 90,700 deliveries set in the fourth quarter of 2018. Tesla said orders generated during …

batteriesPrediction that Tesla Will Reveal Version 1 Dry Cell Batteries in a Few Months

Tesla has battery cell manufacturing research at a “skunkworks lab” at Tesla’s Kato Road facility near its car plant in Fremont, California. Employees in Tesla’s battery R&D teams are now focused on designing and prototyping advanced lithium-ion battery cells, as …

batteriesTesla Q2 Deliveries Estimated at 84,000 to 97,000 Cars

Analysts are forecasting that Tesla deliveries of cars in the second quarter will be from 84000 to 97000 cars. The Model S and X deliveries are predicted to be 13,000 to 21,200.

airplanesAmpaire Flies Largest Hybrid-Electric Plane

Los Angeles-based Ampaire unveiled its prototype electric-powered plane, the Ampaire 337, in a test flight above Camarillo Airport in California on June 6. This is the largest a hybrid-electric aircraft that has flown. The twin-engine plane will be able to …

airplanesTesla Dry Electrode Batteries Will Enable Large Passenger Electric Planes

Elon Musk indicates that electric motors and batteries with over 400 Wh/kg will be able be a cross over point for electric planes against jet fuel planes. Israeli startup Eviation is making a nine-passenger all-electric regional passenger aircraft by 2021. …

batteriesRural China Buying Millions of $3,000 Slow Electric Cars

Low-speed electric vehicles (LSEV) sold 75% of the unit volume of standard electric vehicles in 2018. About 1.5 million units in China during 2018—equal to about 6% of “conventional” vehicle sales for the year. For a bit of perspective, the …

batteriesGraphene Still Difficult to Use and Path to Major Commercialization is Uncertain

Graphene has a lot of potential because it can be the strongest material and has many other exceptional characteristics. There has been a lot of research around the material since 2004, when Professor Sir Andre Geim and Professor Sir Kostya …