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carBell Unveiled a Full Scale VTOL Air Taxi at CES and Elon Says the 2020 Tesla Roadster Will Be Able to Fly

The SpaceX option package for new Tesla Roadster will include ~10 small rocket thrusters arranged seamlessly around car. These rocket engines dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking and cornering. Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly. Elon and …

carTesla Will Soon Be Able to Self-Drive from Home to Work and Obey Traffic Lights

Tesla’s self-driving autopilot is already testing driving with traffic lights, stop signs and roundabouts. Your Tesla will soon be able to go from your garage at home to parking at work with no driver input at all. Already testing traffic …

artificial intelligenceTesla Autopilot used to remotely switch parking spots

A Tesla owner used the current autonomous driving and parking capabilities to remotely change parking spots. With Smart Summon, the Tesla car can navigate more complex environments and parking spaces, maneuvering around objects as necessary to come find you. The …

batteriesTesla ramping towards 10,000 Model 3 cars every week in 2019

Bloomberg reports Panasonic is adding three battery production lines well before the end of 2018. Tesla expects to increase its output for the vehicle to 10,000 units per week sometime next year and will start offering the $35,000 base Model …

carTesla is staying public at this time

Most of Tesla’s existing shareholders believe Tesla is better off as a public company. Elon Musk is leaving Tesla as a private company for now. Given the feedback I’ve received, it’s apparent that most of Tesla’s existing shareholders believe we …

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

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, …

batteriesSila Nanotechnologies Silicon anodes will improve lithium ion batteries by up to 40%

Sila Nanotechnologies has silicon-dominant anode products that drop into existing battery manufacturing processes, replace graphite entirely, and deliver significantly higher energy density at the cell-level with lower swelling. Sila Nanotechnologies emerged from stealth mode last month, partnering with BMW to …

batteriesBreakthrough for rechargeable non-aqueous magnesium-metal battery that would be twice as good lithium ion batteries

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered a new approach for developing a rechargeable non-aqueous magnesium-metal battery. Scientists have pioneered a method to enable the reversible chemistry of magnesium metal in the noncorrosive carbonate-based …