Tesla’s Latest Acquisition Means Better Batteries for Its Future Cars

EV owners know what it’s like to live with range anxiety, but Tesla’s latest investment might make those travel concerns easier to live with. The company confirmed its plans to purchase San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies in a $218 million deal that should see the electric car maker produce more efficient, …

Tesla Unveils 18.2MW Big Battery in Belgium

Tesla has unveiled its latest large-scale battery project, this time in Europe, where an 18.2MW collection of 140 Powerpacks and inverters has been connected to the grid in Terhills, Belgium The project – which Tesla says took six months to complete from inception to operation, with the battery installation itself …

German Luxury Carmakers May Be Looking to Reverse Engineer Tesla’s Model 3

According to a report from Fred Lambert at Electrek, a pair of Tesla Model 3 vehicles have been spotted heading toward Germany, where a team from the competition may attempt to reverse engineer them. While Tesla has certainly struggled to meet the astronomical demand for their latest release, reviews have …

EXPLAINED: Tesla’s Patent for Making Solar Shingles Stick Together

How SolarCity’s concept of overlapping solar cells connected by a conductive paste might help Tesla hit its cost and performance targets. One of the biggest questions facing Tesla’s new Solar Roof product is how it will overcome the technical and cost-effectiveness challenges that have prevented other building-integrated photovoltaic contenders from …

ECOMOBILITY

For this issue we have chosen a very current topic of ECOMOBILITY that has the fastest development rate in the world and is about to play increasingly important role in the region and in the Republic of Serbia) in an interesting way. For the first time we have public figures from …

Home Energy Storage Batteries Lose to Grid-Connected Solar on Environmental Impact

Energy storage allows excess power collected by solar panels to be stored for later use, addressing the intermittent nature of solar power. It’s a concept that has already won over policymakers, electric utilities, and some automakers. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has moved to consolidate the automaker and his SolarCity company …

Why one Finnish City Thinks it’s Ideal for Next Tesla Gigafactory

The Tesla “gigafactory” near Reno, Nevada, is already billed as the largest lithium-ion battery cell plant in the world. But Tesla has discussed plans for at least one additional gigafactory, presumably to meet demand for battery cells related to large-scale electric-car production outside the U.S. One Finnish city is now …