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    1. Tesla is Working with Amazon to Deploy More Energy Storage at Distribution Centers

      Tesla is Working with Amazon to Deploy More Energy Storage at Distribution Centers

      Amazon is turning to Tesla in order to deploy energy storage capacity at their distribution centers. After a deal to add Tesla Powerpacks to a UK facility earlier this year, now Amazon is working with Tesla again at another distribution center. The last project included both a 4 MW solar array and 3.77 MW battery system installed at a large fulfillment center in Tilbury – east of London.

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      Mentions: CA UK Tesla
    2. Tesla Starts Shipping Powerpacks to Puerto Rico

      Tesla Starts Shipping Powerpacks to Puerto Rico

      Elon Musk said last week that Tesla would accelerate its effort to help bring power back to Puerto Rico after sending a few hundred Powerwall battery packs to the island where the electric grid was destroyed by hurricanes last month. Now we learn that Tesla is indeed stepping it up with now a new shipment of Powerpacks. A single Powerpack 2 battery pack has the same energy capacity (210 kWh) as almost 16 Powerwall 2 battery packs combined (each 13.5 kWh).

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    3. 34 New Fast-Charging Stations with Energy Storage for EVs to be Deployed Along Trans-Canada Highway

      34 New Fast-Charging Stations with Energy Storage for EVs to be Deployed Along Trans-Canada Highway

      Good news for Canadian electric car drivers or soon-to-be electric car drivers. A new network of DC fast-charging stations has been announced to cover the Trans-Canada Highway in a currently underserved region between Ontario and Manitoba. Interestingly, the stations will be equipped with energy storage systems in order to make sure it can deliver fast-charging even where there are grid limitations.

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    4. Tesla Battery Researcher Says They Doubled Lifetime of Batteries in Tesla’s Products 4 Years Ahead of Time

      Tesla Battery Researcher Says They Doubled Lifetime of Batteries in Tesla’s Products 4 Years Ahead of Time

      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 have developed cells that can double the lifetime of the batteries in Tesla’s products – 4 years ahead of schedule.

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    5. Home builder makes the Tesla Powerwall 2 standard in every new home | Electrek

      Home builder makes the Tesla Powerwall 2 standard in every new home | Electrek

      Before Tesla acquired SolarCity, both companies were starting to work with home builders to incorporate their products directly in new homes. Since the acquisition, they joined their efforts to include battery packs and solar panels in new constructions.
      Now we learn that a home builder decided to make the Tesla Powerwall 2 standard in every new home they build.

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    6. Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Dropped 80% in 6 Years Down to $227/kWh – Tesla Claims to be Below $190/kWh

      Electric Vehicle Battery Cost Dropped 80% in 6 Years Down to $227/kWh – Tesla Claims to be Below $190/kWh

      Profitable production of electric vehicles is highly important. Our capitalist society revolves around profitability and therefore, if electric vehicles are to prevail over gas-powered cars, they need to be profitable to manufacture in mass. A new study published this month by McKinsey & Company and embedded below looks into how automakers can move past producing EVs as compliance cars and “drive electrified vehicle sales and profitability”. Unsurprisingly, it describes battery economics as an important barrier to profitability and though the research firm sees a path to automakers making a profit selling electric vehicles as battery costs fall, it doesn’t see that happening for “the next two to three product cycles” – or between 2025 and 2030.

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