30 Aug '14, 3am

Tesla Motors Researching Graphene to Boost Energy Storage Capacity

Tesla Motors Researching Graphene to Boost Energy Storage Capacity

Tesla Motors’ next lithium-ion battery may be graphene-enhanced. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said his company was working on something big, so we’re wondering if it has anything to do with this news report from China. Tesla Motors , as we’ve discussed before, isn’t simply an electric vehicle company, but an energy storage company . Plans for the Tesla Gigafactory are testament enough to that fact, considering that the plant is expected to produce some 85 GWh/yr (gigawatt-hours per year) in lithium-ion battery cells and packs, not only for a planned 500,000 electric vehicles per year, but a number of other energy storage systems for residential and commercial use. Far from simply building the current-best lithium-ion battery chemistry, there is sure to be plenty of research and development money going into making it better. Currently, the Tesla Model S 85 kWh has a range of ...

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