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Podcast: Tesla’s Game-Changing New Battery Design

We just posted our podcast episode with Ravi Kempaiah, where we go into the weeds about Tesla’s game-changing new battery design that will change electric transformation. Check it out with this link or wherever you listen to podcasts. We talk about how it will make car batteries 56% cheaper, and eliminates cobalt, one of the […]

TESLA ANNOUNCES GAME-CHANGING NEW BATTERY

Elon Musk announced a new battery type that Tesla will be producing for its cars. Dubbed the 4680, it is 80mm tall and 46mm wide. This battery eliminates the use of cobalt, one of the most expensive materials in the battery, one that is also dangerous to mine, and most of that comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. Eliminating cobalt from a lithium-ion battery is something that battery scientists have been trying to do for years.

SHIMANO ANNOUNCES A NEW MOTOR FOR 2021

Shimano just announced the EP8 motor, their newest motor, to go above the E8000. It’s a new motor, 10% smaller than the E8000 and thanks to that size reduction and a new magnesium case, it’s 300g lighter. It can provide up to 350% support (in Boost Mode, vs the E8000’s 300%).  There’s 21% more torque […]