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carsTesla focus on execution and no real competition until 2020

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Toni Sacconaghi of Bernstein says there is no credible competition for the Tesla Model 3 until 2020. In 2020, Volvo will release its all-electric Polestar 2 sedan. The Model S luxury sedan and the Model X luxury SUV will only …

batteriesTesla heading to 8000 model 3’s per week and production of $35,000 Model 3

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Eric Markowitz and Dan Crowley of Worm Capital had a visit to the Tesla Gigafactory. They believe that Tesla will be able to sustain—weekly production rates of 6,000 Model 3 battery units per week, and with new Grohmann Engineering machines …

carsTesla Model 3 top selling US passenger car model in terms of August revenue and fifth in cars sold

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Estimated August passenger car sales from Goodcarbadcar.net indicate that only four passenger car models sold better than the Tesla Model 3 in August. Those cars were only from Honda and Toyota. They were the Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, Honda Accord …

batteriesSupercar makers will push to 1.5 megawatts or 2000+ horsepower to beat new Tesla Roadster

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The Koenigsegg Agera RS currently is one of the fastest cars in the world after it reached speeds of 278 mph. The Koenigsegg One:1, named for its equal power-to-weight ratio, also packs 1,341 horsepower, or the equivalent of one megawatt …

batteriesProgress to lithium-oxygen batteries with up to four times the energy density of lithium-ion

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University of Waterloo Chemists are the first to achieve four-electron conversion, which doubles the electron storage of lithium-oxygen, also known as lithium-air, batteries. The high theoretical-energy density of lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) batteries and their relatively light weight have made them the …

carTesla is staying public at this time

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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 …

electric carsTesla Factory Tour

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Elon Musk discusses what is easy and hard for robotic assembly. People are better wiring harnesses and dealing with floppy and unusual shapes. The robots for a 7X24 hour factory needs advanced robotic technicians at all times. If something breaks …

batteriesTesla can breakeven on $41,000 Model 3s now but targeting profitable $35,000 Model 3s by the end of 2018

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Elon Musk believes it could be possible to scale production at Tesla and lower their design and technology costs enough to be able to offer a truly mass-market electric vehicle priced as low as $25,000 within three years. Recently analysts …

electric carsSEC subpoenas Tesla about privitization but Cornell Law Prof thinks Elon is safe from SEC

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The SEC has sent subpoenas to Tesla regarding its privatization plans and Musk’s statement to determine whether the billionaire inventor intentionally misled investors. Tesla, in response, has also hired two law firms, Paul, Weiss, Rifkin, Wharton & Garrison to help …

batteriesBreakthrough to safer solid state batteries with double the performance

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The University of Michigan has a made a breakthrough towards a ceramic, solid-state electrolyte which could enable lithium-ion batteries with twice the energy performance. Current lithium-ion batteries max out with a total energy density around 600 watt-hours per liter (Wh/L) …