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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 …

batteriesDyson will spend about $3 billion to make solid state battery electric car by 2020

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James Dyson just announced to @Dyson employees that we’ve begun work on a battery electric vehicle, due to launch in 2020. pic.twitter.com/yUZNvIsYIi — Dyson (@Dyson) September 26, 2017 British vacuum cleaner maker Dyson announced Tuesday that it is working on …

batteriesElectric bus travels over 1100 miles without recharging

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A 40-foot (12.19-meter) electric bus from Proterra Inc traveled 1,101.2 miles (1,772.21 km) at low speed without recharging, cruising to a new electric vehicle range record, the California manufacturer said on Tuesday. Bus and truck companies are beginning to launch …

batteriesTesla Model 3 test drives for reservation holders start late 2017

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Tesla model 3 reservation holders will be able to test drive the Model 3 in late 2017. The Model 3 will be able to accelerate from 0-60 MPH time of 5.6 seconds and the entry-level model will have a range …