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Tesla wants to build a massive battery supply facility to curb shortages

By Shawn Knight
Nov 6, 2013
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  1. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is interested in building a battery production facility for his fleet of electric vehicles that would be comparable to all of the lithium-ion battery production in the world combined. Musk mentioned the plans during a recent...

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  2. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +86

    You go Iron Man!
     
  3. It's refreshing to see a company actually follow-through with their plans.
    ..I know he hasn't started anything yet, but his history shows that he does.

    3 thumbs up for this guy! :p
     
  4. lmike6453

    lmike6453 TS Enthusiast Posts: 100   +6

    Wow what a beast...we need more people in this world capable of making change making changes
     
  5. 3 times you spelled must, when you meant musk.
     
  6. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,216   +1,240

    Must you be so picky?
     
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  7. Can't help thinking there are vested interests at play here, batteries are the wrong technology. Way too inefficient & clunky. Hydrogen fuel cells are the only viable way to replace petrol & diesel. But the mining companies wouldn't then be able to hike up the price of lithium & nickel etc..
    I don't have the facility to charge a battery (unless I drag a cable from my back door & over the road) & my recent Manchester to Cardiff round trip would have been impossible with the paltry range these things provide.
     
  8. Electric battery is the future for all vehicles as the technology improves we will find more ways to recharge batteries faster and keep the charges longer.
    Electric cars are the future or in other words you carry the energy with you instead of the fuel + engine as it is with Gasoline engines. Its like we carry lunch boxes to work instead of carrying the stove + gas.
    I wish in future we can replace the chemical fuels of rockets to battery in future. How smaller the rocket will be if that's possible.
     
  9. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,556   +862

    Indeed. 200 miles+ is a terribly paltry range.
     
  10. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    I disagree, 200 miles is an incredible range for a paltry! :)
     
  11. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Addict Posts: 293   +69

    I read somewhere that someone rewrite the recharging algorithm of Li battery and reduce the charge time from hours to minutes. I wonder how has that been progressing.
     

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