The US company Tesla, which has already produced some exciting (but low-volume, high-cost) electric cars, is planning a monster five-billion-dollar “Giga-factory” to produce high-volume batteries. It’s a huge gamble — I fear that today’s battery technology may soon be looking obsolescent — but it could bring a viable electric vehicle closer.
Certainly a lower-cost, mass-produced battery would make the economics of electric vehicles more attractive. I believe that Tesla is also pursuing the question of re-charging infrastructure and distribution.
Roger Helmer’s newsletter – UKIP’s energy spokesman
TAP – The Tesla car uses incredibly small amounts of power. Will this battery effort be stopped like all other attempts to break away from current technology. The smell of diesel fumes around town where I live is sickening. Twenty times the particulates of petrol yet everyone buys the damned things thinking they’re saving money. The pennies they save when weighed against the loss of their health and everyone else’s is madness. See ‘The Missing Secrets Of Nicola Tesla’
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