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Tesla battery prices have been dropping FAST

Even Tesla’s detractors in the auto industry concede that the company’s superior battery technology gives it a substantial head start versus the legacy automakers. Not only are the Californian carmaker’s batteries better, but they’re considerably cheaper, which is surely one reason that Tesla is able to sell its vehicles at a healthy margin, while most […]

February 27th

Tesla Powerwall 2: Everything you need to know

The Tesla Powerwall 2 is one of the most advanced residential energy storage systems in the world, and the real magic behind it is the batteries. Tesla’s leadership in battery technology from the cell to the pack and into the finished products that utilize them highlights the fact that Tesla is truly not just an […]

February 10th

Is Tesla getting closer to the EV holy grail: The Million Mile Battery?

In 2019, Elon Musk announced that Tesla had a “1 million-mile battery pack” in the making. He said that it was going into production “next year,” which is now here. Tesla, while in a partnership with physicists from Canada’s Dalhousie University, filed a patent in December for new lithium-ion battery tech. The patent is for […]

January 20th

Instead of building power plants that only run at peak times, utilities are going with battery backups

Due to their decreasing costs, lithium-ion batteries now dominate a range of applications including electric vehicles, computers and consumer electronics. You might only think about energy storage when your laptop or cellphone are running out of juice, but utilities can plug bigger versions into the electric grid. And thanks to rapidly declining lithium-ion battery prices, using […]

February 25th

Panasonic hits the accelerator – more Tesla battery production, faster, at the gigafactory

Three of Bloomberg’s Japanese reporters penned a piece yesterday indicating that Panasonic is hastening its efforts to bring more battery cell production online at Tesla’s Gigafactory. In case you think this news sounds familiar, it is: Panasonic now says they are speeding up the production capacity increase they announced two months ago. Apparently, Tesla’s demand for batteries is so […]

September 27th