Why Is Battery Manufacturing So Hard? Tesla Battery Day For Dummies (Like Me)

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"Large-scale manufacturing, especially if it’s a new invention, is somehow between 1,000 and 10,000% times harder than a prototype.” — Elon Musk In this article, I will try to explain why.

Batteries For Dummies Like Me — Part 3: The Battery Anode & Cathode

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What the heck is an anode and cathode in a battery, and why is that important.

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Tesla “Pilot” Battery Factory = 13th Largest Battery Factory in World

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Tesla revealed at its Battery Day this week that it intends to produce 3 terawatt-hours (TWh) of batteries a year by 2030. That's more than Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (aka Benchmark Minerals) was forecasting for all lithium-ion battery production combined before Battery Day.

Tesla Battery Day Guide — Under $57 Per kWh Pack Possible?

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In this article, I go over the speculation on Tesla's possibly overhyped Battery Day and tell you what to look for.

Tesla Battery Day Liveblog & Livestream!

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Batteries For Dummies Like Me: Tesla’s Tabless Battery & Why It Matters

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What the heck is a tabless battery, and why is that important.

Tesla Seeks Approval To Produce Battery Cells In Texas

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Tesla Giga Texas is barely under construction and there are already permit applications filed to install battery manufacturing equipment in the factory.

The Battery Revolution Is Real, And It’s Here

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The battery revolution is very real, and it's here. Popular Tesla fan Viv noted that the topics Tesla focused on for Battery Day weren't just another research project, but represented an actual technological revolution.

The EV Battery Metal Index

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While many may think of lithium, cobalt, and maybe now nickel when they think of Tesla batteries, there are a lot more components that go into the creation of an electric vehicle's battery.

The Secret of Tesla Battery Day

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For years, in discussions about future batteries, fanboys have touted the big breakthrough that would make batteries better, cheaper, safer, lighter, etc. —

US Energy Department & Other Federal Agencies Launch the Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries

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Today, the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of State launched the Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries (FCAB) to accelerate the development of a robust, secure, domestic industrial base for advanced batteries.

The 6 Big Takeaways From Tesla’s Battery Day

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The overall content of the Tesla Battery Day presentation might have been overwhelming for those who do not have a technical background in battery development.

12V Battery Improvements Coming To Tesla Vehicles, Elon Musk Shares

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Learning that a Tesla, which is full of lithium-ion batteries, also has an old-school 12V battery is often a shocker to people. But it does, and like in other cars, it's a part of the car that tends to die every few years, especially in blazingly hot places like Florida where I live.

How Is Panasonic Responding To Tesla Battery Day?

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Tesla’s Battery Day was a landmark event for the company. The Silicon Valley automaker plans to begin efforts to produce its own battery cells. Where does that leave Tesla’s existing battery suppliers.

Tesla’s New Structural Battery Pack — It’s Not Cell-to-Pack, It’s Cell-to-Body

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Tesla’s Battery Day was not just full of surprises. When you read between the slides, Tesla made a lot of product announcements, many of which are still awaiting their discovery.

Forecasting Tesla Revenue Growth Alongside Enormous Tesla Battery Growth

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As part of Tesla's Battery Day festivities, a bold plan was revealed. Tesla will start producing its own batteries by ramping up its new 4680 battery "pilot" factory.

What To Watch For On Tesla [TSLA] Battery Day

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In just a few hours — on Tuesday, September 22, at 1:30pm Pacific Time — Tesla will kick off Battery Day. I've seen a ton of articles making predictions about what Tesla will unveil on Battery Day, but I haven't seen many about what to watch for, both at the event and after it.

The 2nd Life Of Used EV Batteries

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When an electric vehicle (EV) comes off the road, what happens to the vehicle battery? The fate of the lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles is an important question for manufacturers, policy makers, and EV owners alike.

Britishvolt To Build Battery Gigafactory In UK

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Britishvolt will apparently build a 30 gigawatt-hour (GWh) battery "gigaplant"/gigafactory in Wales. It will be powered by a 200 megawatt (MW) solar power plant.

5 Bonus Battery Stories — Cobalt-Free Batteries, Battery Reuse …

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Following up on 7 bonus solar + storage articles — very cool stories that we just didn't get to covering in standalone pieces — here are 5 bonus electric vehicle battery stories.

3 Tesla Mining & Battery Developments

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Reports on a few different matters on Tesla mining and batteries have been leaking out lately — since Battery Day, basically. Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Green Economy Investment Manufacturing Indonesia LG LG Chem LG Energy Solution nickel Tesla Tesla batteries tesla battery Tesla Battery Day Vale

Tesla Battery Day — Here Is Everything I Think Will Be Announced

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Well, there is only one day left until Tesla Battery Day.

Everything You Need To Know About Tesla’s New 4680 Battery Cell

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Tesla didn't hold back at Battery Day, announcing a new tabless 4680 cell form factor, among many other things.

Panasonic To Add 14th Battery Production Line At Tesla Gigafactory 1

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Panasonic says it is adding another battery production line at Gigafactory 1 to make higher density and lower cost batteries for Tesla vehicles.

International Energy Agency: Electric Vehicle Battery Tech Rapidly Improving

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The International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook is an annual publication that reports on the current state of electric mobility around the world. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Consumer Technology Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Green Economy Investment Lithium-Ion Batteries Manufacturing Market Research Research Science Elon Musk End of oil EV batteries EV battery prices EV sales Global EV Outlook IEA International Energy Agency Tesla Tesla batteries Tesla Model 3

Dozens Of Shops Are Now Replacing Nissan LEAF Batteries

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Eventually a battery would need replacement, and it would cost as much as a house in California, if not more. When hybrids like the Toyota Prius were new, everyone "knew" that they were a bad buy.

Tesla Stockholder Meeting & Battery Day Go Virtual

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Tesla has decided to make the stockholder meeting and battery day on September 22, 2020, mainly virtual. Because of the ongoing health concerns and restrictions, the events as planned had to be changed.

In Japan, I Could Get A Refurbished 24 kWh Nissan Leaf Battery For $2,400, But In US, It’s $10,000

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I have reached out to Nissan and they have not done anything that resolves my battery problem. I am a proud owner of a 2013 Nissan Leaf. I am currently at 93,665 miles on our car. What car requires a replacement of a part that costs $9,600 every 100,000 miles.

SK Innovation Accelerates Hiring At Its 1st US-Based EV Battery Site In Georgia

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CATL Working On Batteries With No Nickel & No Cobalt

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CATL is said to be working on a battery with no nickel and no cobalt as a way to make batteries cheaper. Batteries Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries CATL Cobalt-Free Battery EV Range nickel free battery

Tesla’s New Homemade Batteries Are In Test Cars On The Road Today

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Tesla Megapack, Powerpack, & Powerwall Battery Storage Prices Per kWh

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We just pulled down an article about vanadium flow batteries versus lithium-ion batteries for long-duration energy storage because Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded, "This article is wildly incorrect about lithium battery costs by a factor of 5 or more presently & 10X long-term."

Ross Gerber Talks Tesla, Battery Day, Tesla’s Weakness, & More — CleanTechnica Interview

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He noted that he saw the entire new battery cell factory at Tesla Battery Day and also rode in a full self driving (FSD) Tesla last year. Ross Gerber, CEO of Gerber Kawasaki, took to Twitter recently to share that he was available to answer any Tesla-related questions.

Tesla Air? Elon Musk Hints Tesla Could Mass Produce 400 Wh/kg Batteries In 3–4 Years

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Elon Musk suggested on Twitter last night that Tesla may be able to mass produce batteries with 50% more energy density in three to four years, which could possibly enable electric airplanes.

UpriseEnergy Demonstrates Rapid-Deploy Wind+Battery Energy Solution In A Shipping Container

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