CalBattery promises 3x range & 70% lower cost in 3-2 years

CalBattery promises 3x range & 70% lower cost in 3-2 years

Passed peer review and production ready as a drop-in replacement in 2-3 years. If this actually happens, the game is changed forever.

up north | November 16, 2012

just in time for tesla gen 111.

Brian H | November 16, 2012

Looks interesting, but don't be too impressed with peer review. It's basically an editor's check that he won't be too immediately and severely embarrassed for publishing it. Real validation only occurs when others reproduce or field-test it, and compare reality to claims.

Timo | November 17, 2012

I don't doubt the battery, test is that is it feasible to mass-production. Batteries like that have been made in extremely small scale in labs for few years now. If they can turn the lab experiment in mass-produced product then this is a real breakthrough.

I wonder if this is the one with graphite "coating" for silicon anode.

Brian H | November 17, 2012

Well, they claim the anode is "drop-in" compatible with existing designs. So that's about as good as it gets. Assuming the "drop-in" part itself is not a problem.

mats.westerholm | December 5, 2015

Anyone heard anything more from CalBattery? Would be really cool if they delivered batteries for Tesla to reach 600 miles range finally for Tesla Model S ? I would buy then for sure!

Jcollins | December 5, 2015

I went to their web site but see nothing newer than September 2014. IMHO, a startup with no announcement of activity for over a year doesn't look good.