Top Tesla Engineer For Battery Production Departs For Rivian

Prajapati played a major role in helping Tesla push past “production hell.” According to a breaking report by Electrek, manufacturing engineer Victor Prajapati, who played a major role in Tesla’s battery cell production, has left the Silicon Valley electric automaker to pursue a new position at electric pickup truck startup Rivian.

Battery Cost Has Reached $110/kWh But Prices Are Taking Longer To Fall

That implies cell costs are now heavily on raw materials, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. We have already discussed the magic number for price parity between electric cars and combustion-engined vehicles: $100/kWh. Achieving it or not, there are electric cars already sold for a profit and some that still need

CATL to set up an EV battery manufacturing facility in Indonesia, to invest US$5.1 billion into the project –

Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) is setting up a manufacturing plant for electric vehicle batteries in the country and will be investing US$5.1 billion (RM20.88 billion) into the project, the Jakarta Globe reports. According to Bahlil Lahadahlia, the head of the country’s Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), CATL

The Electric Car Battery Arms Race Is Starting To Heat Up

It’s not just about availability, but also about chemistry, cost, energy density, and longevity. This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX, which makes and sells aftermarket Tesla accessories. The opinions expressed therein are not necessarily our own at InsideEVs, nor have we been paid by EVANNEX to publish these articles. We find

Nissan Is Going All Hybrid\/EV in China

Nissan’s future lineup in China is going to be 100-percent electric or hybrid by 2025. This includes swapping models over to electric, jettisoning some and adding some new ones, according to a report by Nikkei Asia. In total, Nissan is introducing nine electric or hybrid models in China by 2025.

Tesla Battery Partner Panasonic Developing 4680 Cell Production Line

As we wait for Tesla to mass-produce its own 4680 cells, Panasonic says it has the resources to get the process underway. This Thursday, Panasonic’s Chief Financial Officer Hirokazu Umeda announced that the company is in the process of developing a new battery cell that’s based on Tesla’s newly revealed 4680

Tesla Acquires German Battery Assembly Co., Saves It From Bankruptcy

Tesla is no stranger to acquiring battery-related companies. Like many companies, German automotive supplier and battery assembly line maker ATW (Assembly & Test Europe GmbH) was hit hard by the global COVID-19 pandemic. So much so that it was going to be forced to close and declare bankruptcy. Prior to the

BMW Group To Start Battery Module Production In Leipzig From 2021

It will be the second BMW EV battery assembly location in Germany. BMW just announced that in 2021 it will add another high-voltage battery module/pack production site in Germany to its manufacturing network. The new 10,000 square meters facility in Leipzig will start production in mid-2021, joining Dingolfing, as well

Other Battery Makers Filled With Uncertainty After Tesla Battery Day

The EV battery makers were probably not too happy to see what Tesla is going to do. After yesterday’s Tesla Battery Day, third-party lithium-ion battery manufacturer might be quite surprised and uncertain about the future. Tesla clearly continues on its path of vertical integration, hinting at significant improvements on the technological