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Tesla battery cells in for more juice, supplier Panasonic says

More energy could mean more juice for longer driving ranges.


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Tesla and Panasonic’s relationship continues to grow, despite the fact Tesla now works with two additional cell suppliers in China, and the company plans to give the electric car-maker’s battery cells an energy boost.

The Japanese supplier told Reuters in a Thursday report it plans to increase the energy density of its “2170” cells — the ones used for the Tesla Model 3 — by 20% in the next five years. More energy density could allow Tesla to pack more of them into a battery to create

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How to keep your e-bike battery in top shape

Logan Moy

If you’re a new e-bike owner like me, the sheer volume of things to know about the battery can be overwhelming. You’ve seen the claims of how far your bike can travel on a single charge. But what factors can cut that short? And how can you keep the battery in top shape for years to come?


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Charging

Electric bike batteries, and the way they’re charged, vary from brand to brand. However, the same best practices can extend the range and life cycle

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Tesla Model S battery faults were known issue inside automaker, report says

Tesla allegedly knew about the defect, but never reported it.


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Officials within Tesla reportedly knew of issues surrounding early Model S batteries and their cooling systems but did not report the defect to the proper regulatory agencies, according to leaked emails.

Business Insider reported last Thursday on the leaked emails that reportedly say faulty cooling tubes for the battery found their way to Tesla Model S vehicles between 2012 and 2016. According to the emails, Tesla ended its relationship with the particular Chinese supplier and began building the tubes itself. But, while it worked with the supplier, it

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Tesla Battery Day set for September, Elon Musk says

Big battery news could be just a few months away.


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We’ll likely hear some big news about electric car batteries at Tesla’s upcoming Battery Day, which now has a tentative rescheduled date. Battery Day was originally supposed to happen in April or May, but Tesla and CEO Elon Musk didn’t make mention of the event as the coronavirus pandemic set in.

Musk said on Twitter this Sunday that Sept. 15 will be the day we learn about whatever Tesla has in store for this event. The main rumor has it the event has something to do with a “million-mile”

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