30 Jul '16, 9pm

3 Battery Alleyways Elon & JB Used To Give Big Auto & OPEC Nightmares

As discussed (primarily by another battery expert I know) in the recent BMW+Samsung vs Tesla+Panasonic article, battery cells have various tradeoffs to consider (between cost, power capacity, energy capacity, lifespan, etc.), and the cells Tesla uses are very different than the cells used in other electric car battery packs. But that isn’t only because Tesla took a different approach to evaluating which battery cells would be best for an EV — that’s also because the Tesla team, led by JB Straubel, has carefully designed the battery pack to accommodate and get the most out of the chosen battery cells. And this pack leadership (alongside Tesla’s growing cell leadership ) definitely puts Tesla a huge step ahead of most electric car manufacturers, imho.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2016/07/30/3-critical-keys-elon-...

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