30 Jan '13, 2pm

Tesla CEO Musk: Boeing 787 Batteries 'Inherently Unsafe' #car #green

Tesla CEO Musk: Boeing 787 Batteries 'Inherently Unsafe' #car #green

Musk has really no idea about what he talks. The car makers use a "safer" chemistry than Musk's laptop computer batteries. Even Panasonic's new 18650A NCR, battery which is what Tesla is using is better but still has raw Li metal in the cathode. NO ONE IN AUTOMOTIVE WILL USE THIS TECHNOLOGY SINCE FAILURE MODE IS CATASTROPHIC! Hit one on these batteries with hammer and flames shoot out, penetrate a cell with metal and it burns very hot! Tesla is playing the odds game, but eventually they will have a "thermal incident." It may be an severe accident, it may be a software glitch, it may be a bad battery electronics issue but it will happen. Current car companies use Li iron phosphate or Li manganese oxide which don't exhibit these issues.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1082007_tesla-ceo-mus...

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