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

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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, …

electric carTesla and Elon Musk better proceed to vote on going private or Elon could be in trouble

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Elon Musk could be in trouble if Tesla does not vote on the going private offer at $420. Elon Musk twitter announcement on the buyout could look like stock fraud if they do not out the offer to a vote.

batteriesTanks of the Future will be Ninja’s – quiet and hard to detect

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Currently tanks are loud and emit a lot of heat. A quieter tank with a low level of infrared signature might not be detected until it was too late. Future tanks could also control several large flying or ground drones …

batteriesTesla making Model 3 battery packs in 17 minutes down from 7 hours

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Elon Musk reported in the Wednesday’s Q1 2018 earnings call that Tesla has managed to reduce the time to make a Model 3 battery pack by 94%, from 7 hours to under 17 minutes. This still remains to be fixed, …

businessTesla Model S and Model 3 dominate the large, small and midsize US luxury car category

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The Tesla Model S had 6730 sales in the first quarter of 2018, which was more than the second and third place luxury car sales combined. The Tesla Model S was 34% of all luxury car sales in the USA. …

electric carTesla producing Model 3 at a rate of over 2000 per week

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Elon Musk told employees in a company-wide email on Monday that Tesla had just passed a rate of 2,000 per week. That was still a big increase from earlier production numbers and Tesla shares recovered some of Monday’s heavy losses …

batteriesTesla diverts resources to speed up Model 3 production ramp

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Tela is still in the beginning of their model 4 production ramp, but every Model 3 is being built on the Model 3 production line, which is fully installed, powered on, producing vehicles, and increasing in automation every day. However, …

batteriesProgressing to Solid-State Lithium Batteries

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A research group led by professor Jan D. Miller of the University of Utah’s Department of Metallurgical Engineering has received a $191,700 grant to aid the development and commercialization of a solid polymer electrolyte/electrode technology for lithium batteries. Commercial lithium …

batteriesRice University adds a bit of asphalt to speed lithium metal battery charging by 20 times

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A touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge 10 to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries, according to Rice University scientists. The Rice lab of chemist James Tour developed anodes comprising porous …

batteriesToshiba Develops Next-Generation Lithium-ion Battery for triple recharge capability

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Toshiba has a new battery which enables ultra rapid recharge for driving range of electric vehicles of 320km in 6-minute recharge. This is triple what is possible with current lithium-ion battery. New anode material, titanium niobium oxide achieves double the …