EVERYONE’S been talking about it and finally, CEO Elon Musk has revealed Tesla’s new revolutionary battery technology that will be out by the end of 2022!
It will replace your regular car battery and you’ll never have to charge it! Listen in…Tesla’s New Revolutionary Battery Technology Is Here!
Impact of electric vehicles on our lives
Electric vehicles are nothing new to our everyday lives; they’ve been around since the 19th century when they were invented. However, today these electric vehicles are making their mark on our daily routines. And, why not? The environmental benefits of using them make them preferable to other types of transportation. Additionally, e-vehicle compatibility with public transportation systems and charging stations allows for increased mobility within city limits without dependence on fossil fuels or other internal combustion engines (ICEs). Tesla is about to change that by releasing a long-awaited innovation in their products: a battery pack which will change EV driving forever.
What is Tesla’s new battery?
Tesla announced their newest invention, a new battery pack with performance far beyond anything currently available on today’s market. Their goal is to revolutionize electric vehicles (EVs) and make them more affordable than ever before by doubling their range to 1000 miles. The tech giant revealed its plans in a presentation at a press conference on Thursday evening; its Master Plan, Part Deux has been years in development. The first master plan was released in 2006, and since then they have gradually built up their production capacity while improving the performance of both existing models and new ones.
Tesla didn’t give many details about their new battery pack, only saying that it will be available to buyers of their new Model 3 sedan in 2022. However, they did state that their focus is on increasing performance and improving energy density and cost. They went on to say that their goal for energy density is 300 watt-hours per kilogram, which would make it double what’s currently available today. To put things into perspective, Tesla CTO JB Straubel said that at 200 Wh/kg current lithium-ion batteries are already approaching the theoretical limits of efficiency; exceeding that means a significant breakthrough in technology is required.
What makes an electric vehicle (EV) eco-friendly?
An EV runs on an electric motor that charges its batteries via a power cord or plug. Because there are no combustion engines, EVs emit fewer greenhouse gases (GHGs), and their motors make less noise than internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs). It’s also better for your wallet: The cost of fuel is significantly lower and charging EVs take much less time compared to filling up your ICEV with gas. And, since electricity comes from renewable sources—like solar panels and wind turbines—EVs don’t contribute to climate change. That said, EVs are not without drawbacks: Their range is limited, they can be expensive upfront, and some people feel uneasy about charging their vehicle overnight at home in fear of fires or over-heating.
Many consumers are aware of these benefits, and sales of EVs are on a steady incline. According to Pike Research, global EV sales will total over 8 million vehicles annually by 2020 and could grow to as many as 12 million by 2025. What’s more, is that a large number of these new vehicles will be plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). According to Navigant Research, annual sales of PHEVs are expected to reach 500,000 in North America alone by 2018. What makes a PHEV eco-friendly? Well for starters, they use significantly less fuel than a traditional ICEV—you can go up to 30 miles before switching over to gas.
Now, let’s talk about Tesla. Tesla is an automaker (car maker) with a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. With Tesla’s new battery technology, owners of their new Model S car can now go up to 265 miles without recharging—or only three minutes of charging if they hit traffic on their way home from work—before switching over to gas. At a price tag of around $70,000 dollars,
it might seem like an extreme investment for a car that only works when plugged in. But consider that you are paying for something more than just transportation: You are buying into a company with a mission to save our planet and help fight climate change. And as far as EVs go, Tesla has one of the most popular cars on today’s market. What makes them so eco-friendly? Let’s take a look at some key facts:
• The Model S is built out of lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre instead of steel; these materials are much easier to recycle than traditional steel frames.
• Its motor runs off electricity stored in lithium-ion batteries made by Panasonic at its Gigafactory in Nevada.
Advantages of an EV over a conventional vehicle
Fueling – EVs can be refuelled with electrons, and generally cost between 1-2 cents per mile. Comparing that to a conventional vehicle, which costs $3-5 per gallon of gasoline, it’s clear why many drivers are making the switch. Wherever there is an electric plug, you can charge your EV. Convenience – Charging a Tesla Model S is incredibly convenient: Just plug it in and let it go overnight. No hunting for public charging stations; no paying for expensive fuel; no engine oil changes or tune-ups required; and never having to stop at a gas station again.
In addition to EVs costing less per mile, many drivers like that EVs are more convenient than traditional vehicles. For example, it’s easy to charge an EV at home overnight, and you can even travel long distances without being limited by a finite fuel supply. That’s not possible with a traditional vehicle. Plus, there are no oil changes or tune-ups needed for your EV since there are no moving parts in its motor. It also doesn’t produce tailpipe emissions (aka smog), so it’s good for air quality too.
Some drivers love how easy it is to charge an EV and never pay for gas. Electric vehicles are also typically cheaper than traditional vehicles because you save on fuel, maintenance, and other vehicle-related expenses. However, that’s not to say EVs aren’t without their downsides: For example, they have less power and torque than conventional vehicles—meaning it takes more time to accelerate from a stop—and they have limited range (around 200 miles or so) before they need a recharge.
Why will people switch to electric vehicles?
Up until now, electric vehicles were more expensive than their gas-powered counterparts. But Tesla’s newest battery technology could make EVs more affordable than ever before. This new to market battery technology is predicted to be used by automakers in approximately 2022, making EVs on par with gas-powered cars in terms of price point. According to a Bloomberg report, these batteries will cost less than $100 per kilowatt-hour.
Tesla’s new batteries are predicted to be less expensive than the current lithium-ion batteries that many automakers use in their electric vehicles. Lithium-ion batteries, which power a range of devices from phones to laptops, are also used in EVs because they’re lightweight and have a high density of energy. However, they can be prone to catching fire if they overheat—which has been an issue with some Tesla vehicles.
What is Tesla’s new battery? To solve these issues with current technology, Elon Musk and his team at Tesla developed a battery made up of thousands of individual lithium-metal oxide flow battery cells that store energy within each cell individually.
How much will switching cost me?
The short answer is that there’s no way to tell how much switching will cost you since there are so many variables to consider. For example, your current energy company might offer a nice discount if you sign a one-year contract. But if you’re planning on staying with them for years to come, that discount is less valuable. The important thing is to compare your options—while keeping in mind that they may change over time. Can someone else install it?: As of 2017, Tesla Powerwall comes with an installation kit and instructions for installing it yourself; though in some places you may need to get an electrician or other contractor involved for permits and code compliance reasons.
One factor you’ll need to consider is whether or not your current energy company offers a discount for signing a contract. That can help lower your monthly bill, but it might not be as valuable if you plan on staying with them for years to come. Still, when it comes to switching, how much it costs depends heavily on what kind of battery storage system you get. What are my projected savings?: The good news is that investing in solar panels and energy storage systems like Tesla Powerwall will give you cashback sooner rather than later—but whether or not they’re worth their upfront cost largely depends on what kind of system you get and how much money you stand to save on your electricity bills over time. What are my projected savings?
Where can I find more information about EVs?
Ever since it was announced in October 2017, people have been fascinated by Tesla’s new battery pack and are keen to know when they can get their hands on one. Musk first announced that there would be a big announcement about a new product coming out of the Gigafactory on October 18. That date has passed and no such announcement has come to light, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating wildly about what it could be. Naturally, it’s assumed that we are finally going to hear some news regarding Tesla’s long-awaited Model 3 update—though Musk did say not to expect any news related to product-related stuff. So perhaps we will have some more details regarding Tesla Energy projects or something along those lines instead.
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