In Q2 2015, Tesla Motors made its foray into home energy storage in a move which saw it evolve from a high-end electric vehicle manufacturer.
The most surprising detail about the launch of the Powerwall, a lithium-ion battery that can power your home, was the price.
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Download our Q2 magazine which analyses the crackdown on conflict minerals in Europe, the fragile structure of these markets and the logistics involved in transporting them around the world
With Europe set to follow in US footsteps with the introduction of conflict mineral legislation, the sustainability of critical mineral markets … Read more
Last night Tesla Motors launched a new range of batteries that can power homes and commercial buildings at a fraction of the expected cost.
The new division called Tesla Energy was revealed by CEO Elon Musk in California only ten hours ago and with it two battery product lines – … Read more
“The Missing Piece” was how Tesla Motors teased the market on invites to a new product line being unveiled today. The below graphic was sent out to analysts, journalists and industry participants for the launch event at 8pm in California.
Confirmed by CEO Elon Musk via Twitter on 30 March … Read more
Newly released satellite images of the changing Nevada landscape just outside of Reno have revealed the scale of Tesla Motors’ super battery plant, the Gigafactory.
Tesla is well under way with phase one of construction that will see the launch of a lithium-ion battery plant with a 7GWh capacity by … Read more
Lithium-ion battery manufacturing costs are five years ahead of levels expected by the International Energy Agency (IEA) back in 2011.
An article by Bloomberg View has outlined how the cost of producing batteries that can be made into packs and used in electric vehicles (EV) has fallen much quicker than … Read more
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has launched its first magazine issue which is free to download.
The quarterly publication is part of an annual Membership that specialises in critical minerals and metals, disruptive technology and emerging markets.
Benchmark will go beyond the news which is widely reported and direct to the core … Read more
It is not easy to find a tipping point: that one moment that can signify a definitive and fundamental change. In the past, true change in minerals and metals has happened over a longer period of time through a series of trends.
But where our industry stands today in 2015, … Read more
Apple Inc is being sued by lithium-ion battery producer A123 Systems for “systematically” poaching employees to establish a new battery division, expected to power the company’s foray into the electric vehicle (EV) sector.
The venture, reportedly named Project Titan, has already seen Apple recruit “hundreds of employees” according to the… Read more