eLNO Battery Material Announced: Claimed Improvement Over NMC 811 & NCA

British chemical company Johnson Matthey promises high-energy, low-cost eLNO battery material, better than NMC 622, NMC 811 and even Tesla/Panasonic’s NCA materials. The eLNO (lithium nickel oxide) seems to be a nickel-rich and cobalt-free cathode that, according to press release, improves energy density, and lowers costs, while at the same time maintaining other factors like […]

Tesla Model 3 Estimated Delivery Timeline Pushed Back to 2-4 Months

Opening the Model 3 ordering books to anyone in the U.S. has probably contributed to a bit of a backlog. It was only a week ago today that we reported Tesla Model 3 delivery windows were being pushed up. Tesla had just hit an all time high in production with over 10,000 Model 3’s in transit. The […]

New Tesla patent points to safer battery packs with damage-isolating energy system

Details from Tesla’s new patent suggests that the company is coming up with a way to make its battery packs safer. Using what the electric car and energy company describes as an “Energy Storage System,” Tesla would be able to isolate damages caused by failed battery cells, saving functional cells in the battery pack.   […]

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2018 Nissan LEAF Two-Month Owner’s Review

Still a beLEAFer. Kenneth Bokor is the co-host of the EV Revolution Show, which has a YouTube channel as well as a podcast, and a relatively new all-electric vehicle owner. His ride? A 2018 Nissan LEAF in lovely Jade Frost paint not available in the United States. Pity. It’s now been two months since he picked up […]

Tesla Solar Roof tile design and installation showcased in first responders video

With Tesla ramping the production of its residential battery and solar products, Solar Roof installations are bound to become more commonplace. Being a new type of PV system, Tesla’s solar shingles could provide challenges to emergency personnel and first responders who are not trained to handle the glass tiles. The California Department of Forestry and […]

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Turns Out China Has An Astounding 487 Electric Car Makers

And major Chinese cities are fighting for every one of them Tesla Motors and their pie-in-the-sky China factory may be the biggest Chinese related news lately, but the truth is, there are 487 other electric car makers, already producing cars (in various states of a finished product) in China today. And the number keeps growing. […]