Tag: Tesla

10
Aug

Tesla outs new Megapack battery for massive, modular clean energy storage

Two short years ago, Tesla pieced together the world’s largest battery for the state of South Australia, and with great effect. The company is continuing its moves in this space with a massive new battery dubbed the Megapack, of which it says enough units can be linked together to take energy storage into the giga-scale realm. The 129-MWh facility Tesla built for

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3
Aug

Tesla Model 3 batteries show impressive fire resistance despite damage from high-speed crash

A high-speed accident involving a Model 3 crashing into a pole recently provided an impressive look at the fire-resistant capabilities of Tesla’s batteries. Despite major damage to the vehicle and two of the battery modules being breached from the violent impact, none of the Model 3’s 2170 cells burst into flame.  Insights from the Model 3 crash were shared recently

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2
Aug

Tesla Just Announced a Giant New Battery System to Store Renewable Energy

Tesla on Monday announced its largest battery product. Called Megapack, it’s designed to simplify the installation process for large energy-storage projects. Each Megapack can store up to 3 megawatt hours of energy and convert up to 1.5 megawatts of energy from a direct current (DC) to an alternating current (AC) so homes can use it. Tesla had previously used its industrial-size Powerpack batteries for

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17
Jun

Tesla Completes Acquisition of Maxwell Technologies

ALO ALTO, Calif., May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) today announced the successful completion of its previously announced offer to exchange all outstanding shares of common stock of Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (“Maxwell”) for 0.0193 of a share of Tesla common stock, together with cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Tesla common stock, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes.

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16
May

Tesla battery researcher is ‘excited’ about new battery tech developed by the Army

A new Li-ion battery technology developed by the US Army has piqued the interest of Jeff Dahn, Tesla’s main battery research partner. In the latest issue of the journal Nature, the CCDC Army Research Laboratory (ARL), which is an element of the U.S. Army, released a study demonstrating a new battery technology based on a new cathode chemistry. They claim

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8
Jan

Elon Musk breaks ground on Tesla’s Shanghai factory

•Elon Musk’s electric car maker acquired land for a factory on the outskirts of Shanghai for about $140 million in October.•Producing vehicles in China would reduce costs from tariffs and ocean transport for Tesla, as it faces rising competition from local electric automakers.•The Shanghai factory is expected to begin partial production in the second half of this year, according to

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26
Dec

Tesla Battery Swapping, EPA Carbon Regulations, Another 2016 Chevy Volt Teaser: Today’s Car News

Today we’ve got news of a pilot program for Tesla Model S electric-car battery swapping, a delay for EPA regulations that would limit carbon emissions from power plants, and yet another teaser for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla Motors’ battery-swapping pilot program will launch this week in California, with a

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24
Dec

Tesla Motors Inc Gigafactory: Is Reno Ready To Handle The Growth?

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) $5 billion Gigafactory is being built in Reno, and it will provide a huge boost to the economy of the area. Moreover, officials in Reno believe that the area is capable of handling the growth driven by the construction of the factory, but note it will require more investment and it is not clear who will

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23
Dec

Tesla Battery-Swap Pilot Program To Launch Next Week In California

Tesla Motors will shortly announce that it is launching a pilot program next week to test the long-promised battery-pack swapping technology for its Model S electric sedan. The swapping site will be located at a facility across the street from the Tesla Supercharger site in Harris Ranch, California–184 miles south of San Francisco and about 200 miles north of Los

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17
Dec

Tesla Model S P85D Deliveries Begin

In October Elon Musk unveiled the 691 horsepower Tesla Model S P85D, claiming this new electric sedan could accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.2 seconds thanks to the new Dual Motor Drive system. Tesla fans have responded with “off the charts” demand for the Model S P85D, and this month the first deliveries of this electric supercar

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