The most popular CleanTechnica articles last week covered Tesla’s 2006 master plan, potential battery progress from Tesla’s battery R&D team, the start of Elon Musk’s journey in North America, the Tesla Model 3’s ranking as the 9th best selling car in the United States, and much more
Enabling households to tap into battery value streams additional to the standard ‘solar self-consumption’ approach will be crucial in driving uptake by making batteries more attractive. These include hard, financial benefits like virtual power plant (VPP) participation revenues (for energy market participation as well as grid services) which help shorten payback periods, as well as non-financial benefits such as improved energy self-reliance and blackout protection
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
Another month passes, another 43 GWh of battery factory capacity is brought into the planning pipeline for production in 2023, adding over 4% to the global total, in just a single month (50% annualized growth)
Scientists at Japan’s Tohoku University say they have made important progress in the search for solid state batteries for tomorrow’s electric cars and battery storage needs.
Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL) is one of the top suppliers of EV batteries in China and has been making inroads into supplying companies outside of China, such as BMW, Volkswagen, Nissan, and Renault. Now we have news that Honda has signed an agreement with CATL for 56 GWh of batteries
Hydrogen truck company Nikola Motors announced today via Twitter that its upcoming Nikola Two and Nikola Tre would come to market in both a hydrogen and a battery electric build when they are unveiled at Nikola World 2019 next month
Lei Zhang, CEO of Envision Energy, shocked the Stanford Global Energy Forum when he predicted EV battery cell costs would fall to less than $ 100 per kWh within 2 years. Then he went even further.
While it may have seemed that option was long retired in the electric vehicle world, Chinese startup NIO hasn’t abandoned the idea of swapping batteries in electric vehicles instead of — or complementary to — fast charging. The young company is currently building a sprawling network of battery swap stations throughout China
Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc has made a strategic investment into Fisker Inc as a bet on the company’s solid-state battery technology