You know those Final Destination movies? Those movies revolve around these absurdly improbable and convoluted Rube Goldbergian accidents that kill off the main characters. That’s sort of how the recent increase in car batteries seems–the result of a starting circumstance that probably wouldn’t make you think of car…
Oh great, another thing to worry about. First, it was exploding hoverboards. Then, it was exploding phones. Now we have exploding headphones—on airplanes!
For a company that’s been criticized often for setting goals it doesn’t meet, Tesla hit the mark on Wednesday with its enormous plans for the Gigafactory: production has begun inside the currently-1.9 million square foot facility on Tesla’s first battery cells, which will power everything from its energy storage…
Leonardo DiCaprio visits Elon Musk. One says something about saving the planet, and the other agrees.
Tesla has been selected to build the largest lithium-ion battery solution in the world near Los Angeles. It will “hold enough energy to power more than 2,500 households for a day or charge 1,000 Tesla vehicles,” the company says.
When Tesla first hit the market, everyone sort of laughed that they were building an electric car off of a bunch of laptop batteries. Wasn’t there something better for them to use? As it turns out, not really. And there are a few reasons why we’re still stuck in that lithium-ion technology.
This is something I probably shouldn’t admit publicly, but I will anyway. I have a deep-seated, irrational fear of anything electrical under the hood of a car. I’m especially fucking terrified of the battery. But I can’t be the only one with an automotive phobia. Gather around, everyone. It’s time to be vulnerable.
The International Civil Aviation Organization has placed a ban on the cargo shipment of lithium-ion batteries on passenger aircraft, following concerns from pilots that they constitute a fire risk.
You no longer need billions of dollars and a secret dream to take over the world like Elon Musk to build an electric car. If you can find a pair of round magnets and a AA battery that isn’t already dead, you can build this incredibly simple electric vehicle that’s better than watching TV.
In 2013, the troubled Boeing 787 Dreamliner was grounded for nearly four months because the plane’s lithium-ion batteries caught fire. It’s had at least three more cell failures since the plane was allowed to resume flying. While the Federal Aviation Administration dismisses these new failures, the fact that these…
Install something expensive in a car and thieves will find a way. At first it was catalytic converters and airbags, now it’s hybrid batteries, with a spate of break-ins reported on both coasts.
Elon Musk said yesterday that despite constantly hearing about new battery technologies that promise to revolutionize the industry, he hasn’t seen anything better than current lithium-ion tech. He’s right, but Swatch – yes, the watchmaker – is apparently working on something of its own.
Tesla unveiled a new product line at its design studio in LA tonight. It’s called Tesla Energy and it’s a suite of batteries for homes and for businesses. The existence of the batteries has been one of the worst kept secrets of all time. But we are here at the announcement event and finally have some details. And…
When Elon Musk makes his next big announcement later this month he won’t be joined by an electric car or a space-bound capsule. Tesla will finally be passing along details on its long-awaited batteries designed for home use, plus a “utility-scale” battery as well—both of which will likely be manufactured in its new…
Skeptics repeatedly ask a legitimate question: What happens to all the battery packs? Do they just end up in landfills?
We still don't know where Tesla will build its Gigafactory, but Panasonic has officially signed onto the project, and is slated to invest up to $300 million in the plant – just for starters.
Ford and Samsung showed off a prototype for a lithium-ion battery that could finally spell the death of ye ol' lead acid brick for good. And it's about damned time.
Tesla has been on a roll over the last couple of years, proving critics wrong and selling a shit ton of electric cars. They're going to start selling a lot more: They made a deal with battery supplier Panasonic for two billion more cells over the next four years.