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batteriesFull Body Exoskeleton Ordered By Special Ops

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Sarcos Robotics has been awarded a contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to deliver a pre-production version of its Guardian™ XO® (“XO”) full-body, autonomously powered robotic exoskeleton. The XO is can operate for up to eight hours …

batteriesTesla Model Y Will Hold Seven Passengers

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The Tesla Model Y will have three rows of seats and hold seven passengers. Each second-row seat folds flat independently, creating flexible storage for skis, furniture, luggage and more. The liftgate opens to a low trunk floor that makes loading …

batteriesTesla’s Maxwell Dry Battery and a Five Year Lead on the World

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Tesla bought Maxwell Technologies for their dry battery technology. Maxwell proved 300 Wh/kg energy density is which 20-40% better than current Tesla batteries. Maxwell has a path with 15-25% improvement every 2-3 years. This should lead to 500 Wh/kg by …

batteriesLas Vegas Convention Center Will Vote

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On March 12, 2019, the Las Vegas’ Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will vote on whether to use Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build a tunnel with people movers in Las Vegas. Steve Hill, LVCVA’s president and CEO, said the …

batteriesTesla Shanghai Gigafactory Completion Within 85 Days

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Chen Mingbo, head of the Shanghai city economic and information technology commission, has stated that Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory should be completed in May 2019. This was reported by Reuters from statements made at a Parliamentary meeting in Beijing. Chen also …

batteries$35000 Tesla Model 3 is Available

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The big Tesla announcement is that the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 is now available. The standard Model 3, with 220 miles of range, a top speed of 130 mph and 0-60 mph acceleration of 5.6 seconds is now available at …

batteriesWill Tesla Reveal the Model Y Tomorrow?

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Elon Musk indicates there will be some big Tesla news on Thursday. The leading speculation online is that it will be Model Y announcement. The other most likely topics might be something new about the Model 3, the Supercharger V3 …

amazonRivian Will Make Electric Amazon Delivery Trucks

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Amazon has led a $700 million investment in electric truck and electric SUV company, Rivian. Amazon and Rivian will develop Amazon delivery vehicles and build out its logistics network. General Motors might also invest in Rivian. Rivian’s CEO R.J. Scaringe …

batteriesBYD Starts Building a New Giant Battery Factory

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BYD, China’s leading electric car maker, has started building a new battery factory in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. The battery factor will cost 10 billion yuan (about 1.49 billion U. S. dollars. It will have an annual capacity of 20-gigawatt …

batteriesElon Musk Thinks Tesla Self-Driving Will Be Safe for Drivers to Be Asleep by the End of 2020

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Ark Invest is a firm believer in Elon Musk, Tesla and the self-driving car future. For many years, there were people who did not believe in Jeff Bezos and Amazon. Ark Invest believes Tesla will be proven out in a …