Electric Cars

Tesla has patented a battery pack design with a cooling system using plates to dissipate heat. It’s likely what is in Tesla’s current stationary energy storage products. While most legacy automakers who are starting to build all-electric vehicles are doing it with pouch battery cells, Tesla has pioneered building battery packs with thousands of small
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on October 20, 2019 Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen recently made a rare appearance at owner-enthusiast Ryan McCaffrey’s Ride the Lightning podcast, where he provided several key insights into the electric car maker’s design process from the early days of the Model S to the upcoming next-generation Roadster.  While speaking
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Climate crisis protests in London: Extinction Rebellion, bans, and broccoli. Italy and Croatia team up to replenish the Adriatic Sea’s suffering fish population. Lobbying has to be part of corporate action when it comes to climate change. Five ways to construct buildings with resilience in the face of the climate crisis. And more… Extinction Rebellion
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Ashland, Oregon’s The Garden Cottages is already designed to be eco-friendly. The 12 houses will also feature a communal electric vehicle for residents. The Garden Cottages is designed by KDA Homes, and offers “active and passive solar designs, renewable energy features, low-impact/bee-friendly landscaping with a pollinator garden, and thoughtful water conservation.” The development will also
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By Joey Klender Posted on October 16, 2019 Elon Musk recently announced an estimated production date for the Tesla Model S “Plaid” P100D+ that’s currently running laps at the Nürburgring. According to the CEO, the track-capable, aerodynamically optimized variant of its flagship sedan will go into production around Summer 2020. Since its previous exploits at
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In July 2019, the sales of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) rose by nearly 160 per cent, reaching its largest market share ever. Yet, only one in four people claim they’d consider buying a fully electric car in the next five years. With sales of EVs increasing, but consumer scepticism still strong,  Charles Stubbings, of Moneybarn explores whether owning an
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Tesla is integrating Maxwell’s ultracapacitor business months after the acquisition, several employees confirmed, but it’s unclear if it’s only to comply with existing contracts or if they plan to continue development and even use the ultracapacitors in Tesla products. When Tesla announced the acquisition of the San Diego-based ultracapacitor and battery company Maxwell for over $200
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