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The media rarely put forward the “battery technology breakthrough” this argument, because this title is difficult to understand is the existence of real technical potential or a simple publicity public relations.
No one is more difficult to accept the “battery technology breakthrough” statement. But unexpectedly, Maske now hinted that the battery technology breakthrough will come soon.
Yesterday, Muske said at a conference call with analysts:
“Here is my own breakthrough in the battery technology breakthrough on the battery technology point of view. When someone thinks they have a very good battery performance, they will send us samples. If you do not believe us, you can also send your own samples to an independent laboratory, and here to verify the parameters. Almost all of the content is displayed on the slide. If you wish, I can give you a slideshow presentation about the movement of the Andromeda galaxy.”
As the world’s largest consumer of lithium-ion batteries, Tesla is in a unique position, a special location that can be close to the global battery scientists ready to put into the latest technology in the production phase.
Tesla had previously revealed that they often received various battery samples and were tracking hundreds of battery research projects. And Tesla is based on the size of the different projects to the size of these projects to allocate points. Previously, JB Straubel, chief technology officer for battery development at Tesla, said that few projects had great potential.
But the latest battery breakthrough statement has caused a lot of attention, which is the 94-year-old John Goodenough latest release of a new generation of solid-state battery technology, and he was recognized as the industry’s lithium battery technology co-inventor.
In a teleconference with analysts yesterday, Straw Bell also said that Tesla has been testing some of the latest solid-state batteries, but he did not specifically talk about John Goodenough: “For solid-state batteries, we have communicated with a number of different research teams,” Strawberg said. “In fact, we have tested a large number of early primary batteries for solid-state batteries, but we have not yet See anything that can change our current strategy. ” However, Muske quickly found some very promising things. But obviously he can not share the details of the content. “I think there are some breakthroughs that can be achieved, but the content is confidential, so I can not talk about it on the phone, but it has a special way to make sure that battery technology will be available for some time to come,” he said. The most important breakthrough will take place, and the battery technology first needs to be run in the lab, and it has not yet started running in the lab, but will soon be running in the lab. ”
Maske also said that in the laboratory after the successful development of the operation, the battery also need to “medium production scale” of the verification, and finally to achieve “mass production” to optimize the battery manufacturing costs. He also believes that the realization of this goal may also need to wait for several years. At the same time, Tesla is working to improve the current lithium-ion battery technology. Recently, Tesla battery researcher Jeff? Jeff Dahn has been talking about significant improvements in the life cycle of lithium-ion batteries, but it is not clear when these improvements will be made into Tesla’s batteries. Although the goal of the battery breakthrough is attractive, but companies do not actually need to get all the cars to achieve the cost of electricity and manufacturing capacity of the battery. Over the past few years, lithium-ion battery industry has emerged in the blowout incremental improvements. If you do not consider the operating costs and various subsidies, these technical improvements are enough to make electric vehicles and fuel engines in the short term to form a competitive situation
In any case, the breakthrough in existing battery technology, or the emergence of other battery technology, may make other transport industry model to the electric, such as air transport.