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batteriesToyota has reduced the rare earth materials used in electric vehicle magnets by 50%

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Toyota has developed the world’s first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet. Neodymium magnets are used in various types of motors such as the high-output motors found in electrified vehicles, use of which is expected to increase rapidly in the future. The new …

carsThe Robotaxi future will not care about car brands or luxury

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The world is transitioning to a robotaxi and robobus future within 5 to ten years. This is where almost all commuting and transportation is based upon operationally cheaper self-driving ride sharing electric vehicles. There will still be a tiny amount …

batteriesTesla will use its Semi Truck to deliver parts from the Gigafactory to Fremont Factory

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Tesla will be the first Semi customer. They plan to use the Tesla Semi for our own logistics by transporting Model 3 components from Gigafactory 1 to Fremont. Additionally, our initial fleet customers who placed reservations for the Tesla Semi …

electric carsElon Musk and Tesla will make multi-layer assembly and other car factory advances or die trying

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2018 will be a transformative year for Tesla Motors. Elon Musk is all-in on creating a making his multi-layer assembly line and capital efficient robotic assembly. Tesla is increasing the use of robots and creating far tighter integration between the …

carsUS needs to go all-in to support SpaceX and Tesla

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Providing contracts for new military and NASA contracts to SpaceX would save money over using United Launch. Those contracts would also ensure the success of SpaceX with more Falcon Heavy launches and then assist in funding the development of the …

batteriesCrumpled Graphene balls makes better batteries

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•Crumpled graphene particles can readily assemble to yield a scaffold •The scaffold can stabilize scalable Li loading within tolerable volume fluctuation •High Coulombic efficiency and plating/stripping capacity were achieved Context and Scale With its high theoretical capacity and low electrochemical …

electric bikes$10,000 Electric Car from Premium electric bike maker

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Sondors sells folding electric bikes for about $800-1100 each. The $1099 version is a 48 volt 14 amp hour e-bike that has 50-85 mile range and a 20 mph speed. Sondors has revealed a three-wheel electric car that will cost …

batteriesChina CATL plans 2020 battery factory that is almost as big as Tesla Gigafactory

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Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) already sells the most batteries to the biggest electric-vehicle makers in the biggest EV market: China. They plan to use money from a pending initial public offering backed by Goldman Sachs to provide batteries to EV …

batteriesLithium metal electrode batteries

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Reversible lithium metal electrode has potential to almost double the energy density of lithium-ion batteries and lower the cost to $100 per kilowatt hour. Researchers identified critical parameters against which to assess progress and provided a summary of published efforts. …

electric carsVideo of Tesla Electric Semi Truck cruising on regular Santa Clara roads

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Tesla Semi’ is a heavy-duty all-electric truck program at Tesla led by Jerome Guillen, Tesla’s former Model S Program Director and VP of Vehicle Engineering. Before joining Tesla, Guillen was an executive at Daimler where he successfully led the development …