Tesla Compared to BYD, NIO, XPeng for September 2021

Tesla produced 56,006 cars in China in September and produced about 34,000 cars in Fremont in September. Tesla delivered 241,000 EV cars in the third quarter. Tesla makes EVs exclusively. Tesla made 133000 cars in China in the third quarter and 109,000 cars in Fremont in the third quarter. Tesla made about 92000 cars in …

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Redwood Materials Targets 500 GWh/Year of Cathode and Anodes by 2030

By early 2022, Redwood Materials will announce a site for a North American battery materials manufacturing facility, aiming to produce 100 GWh/year of cathode active materials and anode foil for one million electric vehicles by 2025. By 2030, we expect our production output to scale to 500 GWh/year of materials which would enable enough batteries …

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GM EV Clowns

Tesla haters have been saying for years that serious electric car competition was coming. In 2017, Business Insider write “We just drove the all-electric Chevy Bolt — and Tesla is officially in trouble”. General Motors considers itself the Dream Team: the car company that symbolizes US manufacturing might. The Chevy Bolt won the Car and …

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Janus Graphene Could 10X the Energy Capacity of Sodium-ion Batteries

Sodium batteries could become much cheaper than lithium-ion batteries but sodium-ion batteries capacity has been too low. “We have added a molecule spacer on one side of the graphene layer. When the layers are stacked together, the molecule creates larger space between graphene sheets and provides an interaction point, which leads to a significantly higher …

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Baidu Pushing to Expand Robotaxi to 30 Chinese cities by 2023-2024

Baidu plans to expand its robotaxi ride-hailing services across 30 cities in China in two to three years to serve a wider range of users. Robin Li, founder of Baidu, said at the 2021 ABC Summit. Currently, there are about 500 test vehicles in the Baidu Apollo self driving program and they are the first …

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Comparing EV Ownership Costs

Consumer Reports compared regular cars versus EVs and different car models. EVs have far lower maintenance and operating costs than other cars. Tesla’s have longer range and less maintenance than other EVs. Tesla have higher resale value. The Tesla Model 3 outsold the Toyota Camry in Australia for the first half of 2021. The Model …

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