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New Article on Tesla and post Li-ion battery chemistry from C&N Chemical and Engineering News

New Article on Tesla and post Li-ion battery chemistry from C&N Chemical and Engineering News

http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i28/Chemistrys-Electric-Opportunity.html

"Elon R. Musk, the billionaire founder of PayPal and chief executive officer of the California-based car company Tesla Motors, took to an open-air stage in London recently for the U.K. launch of his new all-electric car, the Model S. During a rock-concert-like event he handed over the keys to Britain’s first Model S purchasers and told a crowd of customers, partners, and the press that anything combustion engine cars can do, the Model S can do too..."

carlgo | 17. Juli 2014

Summary: don't hold our breath for magic batteries. Musk will lower the cost of current designs with the battery factories, and of course there could be some incremental improvements expected.

We might see faster charging batteries, and cheaper ones due to the factory volume. Of course they will be incrementally improved as well.

Smaller, cheaper cars will get smaller, cheaper but more quickly chargeable batteries.

If Tesla partners with other companies, like BMW, look for lots more Superchargers.

Lots of Superchargers along with quickly-charged batteries would make current battery technology ok for the time being, affordable and with practical range.

vgarbutt | 18. Juli 2014

There may be more energy in the 2 gallons of fuel, but the tesla gets more miles due to its superiour efficiency.

Brian H | 18. Juli 2014

Most gas energy blows out the tailpipe, which Tesla cleverly eliminated, thereby retaining the wasted energy.