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air pollutionChina and Tesla Can Fix Each Others Most Important Problems

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China and Tesla both have a lot to gain by working together and they can each fix the others problems and weaknesses. I have written about this in a recent article, but I wanted to simplify my case. It happens …

air pollutionChina Will Help Tesla Go to Foxconn Scale to Stop Air Pollution and Save the Planet

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No one questions the ability for giant factories, cities, infrastructure and supply chains to be built in China. No one questions that Elon Musk is perhaps the greatest living industrial and technological innovator and he is in the running for …

batteriesChina Will Ensure Tesla Survives by Getting Gigafactory Built and Operating in 6 to 12 Months Instead of Years

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Chinese site Caijing.com reports that Tesla Gigafactory 3 construction has started in China and that production will start and ramp up in the second half of 2019. Tesla initially claimed vehicle production in Gigafactory 3 would start roughly two years …

australiaTwenty Month Payback for Tesla 100-MW Utility Scale Battery Storage System

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Australia has determined that Tesla 100MW battery system saved $40 million and the system had cost only $66 million. This is a 20-month payback on the investment. Tesla’s 100MW/129MWh Powerpack project in South Australia provide the same grid services as …

batteries2019 is the Year it Becomes Easier for Tesla

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Tesla and Elon Musk had very high targets for production volume, performance and many other factors. They came up short of those targets but still achieved something amazing. This is Elon’s approach, make hugely ambitious targets and come up short …

elon muskSpaceX Successfully Launches to Space Station But Rocket had a Soft Landing Crash

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SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket into to orbit on Wednesday, carrying supplies to the ISS. SpaceX launched CRS 16 to the space station and was successful. The booster was trying to re-enter and land but instead had a …

elon muskSpaceX Operating Margin on Rockets Increasing by Over 10% to 74+%

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Most people probably did not notice that there was a large improvement in SpaceX’s profit margin with their latest rocket launch. Elon Musk said they will be able to reuse the two halves of the fairings. The fairings are the …

elon muskSpaceX Successfully Has Third Launch for the Same Booster and Can Reuse the Fairings

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SpaceX Launched the same block 5 first stage rocket booster for the third time. The launch was a success and the booster landed and can be reused a fourth time. The two halves of the fairing were almost caught by …

elon muskDoug Plata Positively Reviews SpaceX Super Heavy Starship

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Doug Plata gave his assessment of the SpaceX BFR (aka Super Heavy Starship) and whether it will be built. His conclusion were: * The Fully reusable Super Heavy Starship will be gamechanger * Super Heavy Lift is needed for Mars …

batteriesTesla is $2,400 Per Car Away from Selling a $35,000 Model 3

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Elon Musk has sent out an email to Tesla employees that states the current cost of a standard range Model 3 would be around $38,000. This seems to mean that with a 25% margin the car build cost is $30,400. …