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batteriesOil Analyst Makes Case for Electric Cars and Picks Copper as Way to Play Battery Future

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Marin Katusa of Katusa Research is an oil and uranium analyst. He gave his take last year on oil and uranium prices. Oil will remain range bound and Uranium prices will recover but in 2 to 5 years from last …

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 …

batteriesElon Lesson from Model 3 is Don’t Be Overconfident and Change in Manageable Phases

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Although Elon feels the Tesla 3 manufacturing issues are mostly behind them he shared what he felt caused the problems with the Tesla 3 to be worse than expected. An older video with CBS reviewed what went wrong with the …

batteriesMolten Salt Heat Energy Storage and Efficiency of Conversion of Heat to Electricity

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MIT researchers have a new energy storage design that will store heat generated by excess electricity from solar or wind power in large tanks of white-hot molten silicon. It converts the light from the glowing metal back into electricity to …

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 …

batteriesEngineering the Transformation of Civilization and Winning the Future as a Nation

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Now we have X and Y and they’re the best things to have. But Z is a thing of the future. And if we don’t get a piece of that action, we risk everything we have. I mean not now, …

batteriesTesla Model Y Will Have Three Rows of Seats by End of 2020

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Leaked documents show Tesla plans to build small Model Y SUV at Gigafactory 1 by the end of 2020 and another production line in the China Gigafactory a few months later. It will have a third-row seat. The timeline is …

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. …