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LG Chem & Panasonic In Tight Race To Be #1 EV Battery Supplier, CATL Solidly #3

It’s all about those batteries, ’bout those batteries, ’bout those batteries. The electric car market is influenced by aesthetics, aerodynamics, tech efficiency, semi-autonomous and infotainment features, and more. However, it seems no single element is more important than the batteries

Elon Musk: “Alien Technology” Is Coming

Tesla’s Q4 2019 earnings call sent the stock into orbit during after-hours trading and in subsequent days. For a quick overview of the company’s financials, check the source — Tesla’s official Q4 and FY2019 update. Meanwhile, I was furiously taking notes during the company’s conference call, which had engaging questions from retail investors (via the innovative SAY.com platform), and assorted Wall Street analysts. 

Tesla Will Obtain Battery Cells From LG Chem For Chinese Model 3 Production

Tesla has agreed to source battery cells for the Model 3 cars it makes at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai from LG Chem. The cells will be made in China. CATL and Panasonic may also provide battery cells in the future.

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Tesla To Make Its Own Battery Cells? HyperChange CEO Advances Bold Theory

As reported here and here, there was a lot of information presented at the 2019 Tesla annual shareholder meeting. And although there were a lot of small details covered and hints given about the future, there wasn’t any earth-shattering news. In my summary, I noted they didn’t “let the cat out of the bag.” But I didn’t really know what the cat was, so I didn’t comment

Tesla Nevada Gigafactory — Something Strange Is Going On, But It’s Not What You Think

The Tesla Gigafactory is a technological marvel, is largely a mystery, and also happens to be the world’s biggest battery manufacturing facility. This article was originally going to be about the financing “freeze” and what might actually be going on, but now it will also straighten out some new Panasonic lithium waste that just hit the fan

Elon Musk’s Weekend Tweets — What Did We Learn?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk had a busy weekend on twitter, and a decent number of snippets of information emerged that will be of interest to current and future Tesla owners. Let’s dive in and review what we learned

Former Tesla Workers Say Buffalo Plant Was ‘Fabricated For Show’

Former Tesla workers have provided worrying accounts of the current state of the company’s production plant in Buffalo, New York. One employee claims production was “fabricated for show” during a recent media tour of the plant. News 4 Buffalo reports that former…

Dolphin Boat Goes Hybrid With BMW i3 Batteries + Sunflare Panels

An operator of a custom glass-bottomed dolphin observation boat has combined Sunflare solar panels with lithium-ion batteries for what may be the first charter vessel of it kind, says the Key West owner. Dubbed “The Squid,” the vessel was designed for tour operator Honest Eco by David Walworth, an MIT-educated boat designer and builder