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2021-09-12 Tesla Recycles All Of Battery Packs

New Tesla Battery Recycling Process Reportedly Produces No Waste https://insideevs.com/news/525965/tesla-battery-recycling-no-waste/

2021-09-01 Tab Vs Tabless Cell Design

From FB TSLA Shareholders group discussion about why the big 4680 cells need their design to be tabless for fast charging. Jeffrey Levine From what I’ve found, the reason why the 18650 cells are capable of handling the highest current is that the ‘jellyroll’ is shorter than 2170 or larger cells. A single tab handles

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2021-08-31 Cobalt Free Battery Pack Unveiled

<< Cobalt-free batteries come at a welcomed time as the Earth’s stash is limited and is expected to be in short supply by 2026. Other battery manufacturers like Tesla and Panasonic have put their own R&D into cobalt-free battery packs as well and have shared similar progress. >> https://electrek.co/2021/08/30/svolt-unveils-cobalt-free-battery-claiming-first-company-to-reach-series-production/

2021-08-17 BEV Fires Take 40x More Water

I got in a disagreement with a guy about how dangerous hydrogen powered vehicles are. He claimed hydrogen vehicles are more dangerous than lithium batteries. I cited the fires that were occurring in Chevy Bolts recently. So here’s an article that “adds more fuel to the fire” on how dangerous BEVs are. Hydrogen burns but

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2021-08-09 Breakthrough In Battery Technology

He talks about developing batteries taking a long time – years – because it’s like cooking: you put things together and then taste it, to see how it works. They have automated some of the procedures, but it’s still time consuming to do all the lab work to find the right chemistry. That is apparently

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2021-08-04 Panasonic To Commission 4680 Line In Nevada

Panasonic announced it will start a new production line in Giga Nevada to make 4680 cells. Also new cell chemistry. https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/panasonic-launches-new-battery-production-line-in-tesla-giga-nevada-in-august-prototype-production-of-4680-cells-begins-in-2021-in-japan

2021-08-04 Demand For Lithium Predicted To Increase

This might be marketing hype. https://markettactic.com/red-hot-battery-market-desperate-for-lithium/5515898/ Quote << The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates the need for lithium will increase by up to 70 times5 over the next 20 years. For its part, Fitch Solutions projects that for every 1 million electric vehicles on the road, the electric vehicle market will need 60,000 tons6 of

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2021-08-03 Lithium Mining – It’s All About The Cost

From FB post Justin Schmidt Said, “… So I don’t think you have all of your research or facts straight before you posted which is typical for you.” I’ve read a lot about the research and facts I’ve posted about. I welcome any positive criticism, and I’m always willing to stand and be corrected if

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2021-08-02 Piedmont Mining Delays

From FB group TSLA… Matthew Prather Tesla has some kind of agreement with Piedmont Mining. It may be for future production. That said… There are the following issues: Tesla production is limited by battery supply. Increasing the Battery supply requires increasing the supply of lithium. The Silver Mountain lithium mine in Nevada is the only

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2021-08-02 Santa Ana Storage Project – Calpine & GE

Calpine and GE Renewable Energy complete Santa Ana Storage Project. 20 MW, 80 MWh. Some links to press releases https://www.ge.com/news/press-releases/calpine-and-ge-renewable-energy-complete-santa-ana-storage-project-in-southern-california https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/storage/20-mw-80-mwh-santa-ana-battery-storage-project-operational-in-california/

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