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batteriesTesla semi truck will have almost 600 mile range

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Elon Musk stated during Tesla’s first-quarter 2018 earnings call that the production version of the Tesla Semi would have almost 600 miles of range.

batteriesTesla making next Gigafactory in China

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During Tesla’s first quarter 2018 earnings call, Elon Musk announced that Tesla’s next Gigafactory would be built in China. All future Gigafactories would support the manufacture of Tesla vehicles. It has to be later this year. Maybe next quarter …

electric carsChina Electric Car makers want competition with Tesla like Apple made smartphones better

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Tesla will be expanding into the Chinese electric vehicle market since Beijing will be removing foreign ownership caps. Telsa will be welcomed according to the president of a Chinese electric vehicle start-up. “Tesla reminds me of Apple. It educated the …

batteriesChina could sell half of the world's electric cars in 2018

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China’s electric car sales in March surged to 59,000 units which is up 85% year over year (YoY). Quarter 1 2018 sales doubled compared to the same period last year, to over 122,000 units. BYD is increasing production. They had …

batteriesChina could sell half of the world’s electric cars in 2018

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China’s electric car sales in March surged to 59,000 units which is up 85% year over year (YoY). Quarter 1 2018 sales doubled compared to the same period last year, to over 122,000 units. BYD is increasing production. They had …

carsWorld will see less robot job loss through 2030 as robot automation leaders Foxconn and Tesla face delays

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Foxconn and Tesla have been targeting extreme automation plans. Both have had to cut back plans for full automation and adding robotics to replace people by many years. Foxconn will be raising $4.3 billion to boost their automation efforts that …

electric carsTesla Model 3 production over 2500 and on track to 3000 per week

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Bloomberg’s best estimate is that Tesla has manufactured 19,997 Model 3s so far, and is now building approximately 2,556 a week. They indicate that Tesla is on track to build 3000 Model 3’s per week by the end of April …

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

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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 …

carsTesla 3 production is around 2400 per week

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Bloomberg estimate is that Tesla has manufactured 14,357 Model 3s so far and is now building approximately 2,394 a week. Tesla did not reach its goal of producing 2,500 Model 3 per week during the first three months of 2018. …

carsElon Musk sleeping at the Gigafactory and directly in charge of Model 3 production

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Tesla made just under 9,800 Model 3s from January through March. That’s four times what it made in the fourth quarter. But it’s still only a fraction of the 20,000 per month that CEO Elon Musk promised when Tesla first …