In 2020 the Tesla Gigafactory will produce three times the original plan of 35GWh per year worth of batteries

Tesla had originally planned a production capacity of 35 GWh of battery cells and battery pack production of 50 GWh at the Gigafactory 1. Tesla now plans that capacity for 2018 and will triple that production level to 105 GWh worth of cells and 150 GWh for battery packs for full production around 2020. Tesla Motors Gigafactory 1 (GF1) is the world’s leading battery production facility, maintaining high efficiency and output while achieving the lowest capital investment per gigawatt hour (GWh) and the lowest production cost per kilowatt hour (kWh)….

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Rise of electric batteries casts shadow over oil companies, Fitch warns

(ShareCast News) – Rapid improvements in battery technology are making electric vehicles (EVs) increasingly popular and casting a significant shadow over prospects for future oil demand, a major credit agency has warned. Fitch Ratings warned that a further leap forward in battery technology would make electric vehicles a genuine alternative to the internal combustion engine, which would cause disruption “across sectors that account for nearly a quarter of all outstanding corporate bonds”. A further major shift up in battery technology would be “resoundingly credit negative” for energy companies, as transport…

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Massive trove of battery and molecule data released to public

The Materials Project, run by Berkeley Lab, accelerates innovation by enabling computationally driven materials and battery design The Materials Project, a Google-like database of material properties aimed at accelerating innovation, has released an enormous trove of data to the public, giving scientists working on fuel cells, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, and a host of other advanced materials a powerful tool to explore new research avenues. But it has become a particularly important resource for researchers working on batteries. Co-founded and directed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientist Kristin Persson, the…

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