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Tesla’s batteries cost significantly less than other EV makers

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According to the source, Tesla seems to be significantly ahead of other electric vehicle manufacturers in terms of the cost of batteries, that is, it buys them cheaper. The cost of battery cells and batteries is often viewed as the main target for optimization in order to reduce the cost of an electric vehicle.

Since carmakers rely on third-party suppliers, one would think that the cost of batteries in the industry is the same, but carmakers are often involved in the development of cells to one degree or another. This results in individual solutions and cost differentials.

Tesla has long been regarded as the leader in value due to its early investment in developing battery packs using conventional cylindrical battery cells, while the rest of the industry mainly used other types of cells.

Most automakers are pretty opaque when it comes to battery costs, but Cairn Energy Research Advisors (Cairn ERA) has tried to track costs as closely as possible and have published a report that provides some actual numbers. They claim that Tesla currently leads the industry by a significant margin:

“According to the Cairn ERA, Tesla pays an average of $ 142 per kWh for battery cells purchased from three of its suppliers: Panasonic, LG Chem and CATL. By comparison, GM pays an average of $ 169 per kWh for its battery cells, while the industry average is around $ 186 per kWh. Far lower than other automakers’ fees for lithium-ion battery packs, Tesla also leads the industry in the cost of producing batteries for electric vehicles. Cairn estimates that Tesla battery packs average $ 187 per kWh, while GM units cost $ 207 per kWh and the auto industry averages $ 246 per kWh. ”

Given Tesla’s tremendous efforts to ramp up production, analysts believe the company will maintain its lead in battery cost over the next 10 years.

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Traction batteries from China’s BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market. The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company’s Berlin factory

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Traction batteries from Chinas BYD have been approved for use

According to the source, the Dutch regulator RDW on July 1 of this year issued a permit for the use of traction batteries in the Tesla Model Y electric car. Moreover, the first batch of such batteries has already been delivered to the Gigafactory Berlin for car assembly.

Traction batteries from China's BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market.  The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company's Berlin factory

Tesla Model Y with BYD solid-state traction batteries is coded Type 005 and internal code Y7CR. The battery capacity is 55 kWh, the weight of the Model Y with such a battery is 2087 km, the cruising range is 440 km.

Traction batteries from China's BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market.  The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company's Berlin factory

At the moment, Tesla traction batteries are supplied by LG Energy Solution, Panasonic and China’s CATL. Last year, Tesla became the largest buyer of CATL batteries, shipping $1.9 billion worth of products to the American company. Now, the second Chinese company has entered the Tesla traction battery supplier pool. Moreover, in the domestic Chinese market, Tesla and BYD are direct competitors, since both produce electric vehicles.

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An alternative to electric scooters: Airtrick shoe rollers accelerate to 28 km/h

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An alternative to electric scooters Airtrick shoe rollers accelerate to

The Hong Kong company Airtrick came up with an interesting initiative. It offers removable E-Skates that can be used instead of electric scooters.

An alternative to electric scooters: Airtrick shoe rollers accelerate to 28 km/h

Rollers weighing 1.5 kg each are suitable for shoe sizes from 36 to 46. According to the manufacturer, such rollers can be easily put on, taken off and put into a bag.

An alternative to electric scooters: Airtrick shoe rollers accelerate to 28 km/h

The rollers are equipped with 150-watt electric motors, capable of accelerating to 27 km / h and providing a power reserve of 15 km. They are protected from moisture (IPX3).

The price starts at $ 399, the versions are rich in equipment, some have a helmet. So far, the videos are being produced in China and recently entered the Indiegogo co-financing platform.

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Revealed jet-powered Zapata JetRacer flying car that flies on kerosene

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Revealed jet powered Zapata JetRacer flying car that flies on kerosene

The JetRacer flying car was unveiled this month by former jet ski world champion Frankie Zapata. The Frenchman’s eponymous company has produced a number of other microjet-powered aircraft that operate above water or above ground, including the recently introduced JetRacer.

JetRacer Zapata differs from other aircraft in its unusual shape. Also, unlike other electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, the JetRacer has no visible propellers and runs on kerosene instead of batteries.

Revealed jet-powered Zapata JetRacer flying car that flies on kerosene

It flies using 10 microjet engines, climbing up to 3,000 meters and reaching a top speed of 250 km/h. JetRacer can move at speeds up to 250 km/h.

“JetRacer is built on a lightweight and modular chassis, which allows it to meet a variety of needs, both civilian and military, as well as be remotely controlled,” Zapata’s official website says. “All critical systems are designed to provide an extremely high level of safety: propulsion, control, power supply, etc.”

The JetRacer is designed to keep flying even if two out of ten engines fail. Zapata is working on two additional JetRacer prototypes, with plans to sell the machine to individuals, businesses, security agencies and the military.

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