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    Tesla battery researcher says they doubled lifetime of batteries in Tesla’s products 4 years ahead of time

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    Almost a year into his new research partnership with Tesla, battery researcher Jeff Dahn has been hitting the talk circuit presenting some of his team’s recent progress. We reported last week on his talk at the International Battery Seminar from March and now we have a talk from him at MIT this week.

    He went into details about why Tesla decided to work with his team and hire one of his graduate students, but he also announced that they doubled the lifetime of the batteries in Tesla’s products a year into their 5-year contract. more…

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      That not quite what I read -- the LAB has a chemistry that is doubly promising, but the Gigafactory production line is not (yet) using that new design. The batteries in the existing cars (18650) and the cars being built for the next couple of years (2170) are using the machines in Reno and "old" technology. The new stuff is coming, but not yet in prime time. At least, that is my take on his wonderful, detailed presentation.
       
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      My understanding is that this technology is specifically for energy storage not vehicles. They are just starting to look into car cells.
       

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