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Tesla And Maxwell Technologies

Tesla recently closed a Maxwell Technologies purchase deal, which is a big, big deal. This is another of the list of things that investors and analysts do not seem to fully understand how much it can push Tesla even further ahead of the competition. But before moving on to this, take some time and click on the subscribe button to not miss future videos like this. I’m Matt Ferrell … welcome to Undecided. I talked about Maxwell technologies in my video Battery and Supercapacitors, but now that Tesla has officially closed the deal, I thought it was worth a deeper dive. If you don’t know who this company is, Maxwell Technologies is an American energy storage company that was founded in 1965. They are primarily known for their commercial products and ultracapacitors. Their experience and manufacturing technologies that they use in the production of ultracapacitors, lead them to what they call the technology of dry battery electrodes for the production of batteries. It is innovation that is the main reason Tesla acquired the company. There are several reasons why this is important. When asked about the integration of Maxwell Technologies at the Tesla Autonomy Day event, Elon replied: “I mean that you are really asking super-secret questions about the sauce. Yeah. I think we will have – I think we will probably have Investor Day, like Independence Day, maybe later this year or early next, just to discuss battery and battery technology and future strategy. And I think it will be very informative, but we recognize the importance of this. ” – Elon. So it is clear that some important things flow from this deal. Here is my view on all the information we have. First, dry battery electrodes are an innovation in the anode and cathode production process, which does not require any liquid solvent. This should not be confused with solid-state batteries. Typically, in the manufacture of lithium batteries, toxic solvents are sprayed onto materials, which must then be dried or baked. Solvents and technological processes create gas and pollute the environment, so the process using Maxwell dry electrodes actually improves the environmental side of battery production. Since the main goal of Tesla is to accelerate the transition of the world to sustainable energy, improving the purity and sustainability of the production process is part of this goal. Secondly, the energy density. Batteries manufactured using the DBE method show more than 300 W / kg with a path more than 500 W / kg. For comparison, the current technology of Tesla batteries, which is considered one of the highest densities available today, is considered to be about 250 W / kg. This means that this method can add about 23% to the current density of the Tesla battery, while there is room to double it. This will lead to vehicles with a significantly longer range. You would push the Tesla Model 3 to something closer to 400 miles per charge, and from that it would go up. You can also leave the range the same and reduce the number of cells needed to achieve this goal, which will reduce the weight of the car, as well as the cost of production. Thirdly, this is the battery life. Batteries also exhibit increased durability with almost double the service life. Elon recently stated: “The current battery ranges from 300 to 500,000 miles. The new battery, which will probably be put into production next year, is designed for 1,000,000 miles. The whole car … the battery pack is inclusive … designed for 1,000,000 miles with minimal maintenance. ” This is a rather bold statement, and it is clearly related to the DBE method that they have just acquired, but I am not sure that it is exclusively on DBE production technology. One of the things Maxwell Technologies called the great advantage of its technique was that it can be applied to various chemical processes in cells. Tesla spent a lot of time and effort researching the new chemicals themselves to reduce and remove cobalt from the mixture. Their research team is led by Jeff Dan in Halifax, and they patented a new battery cell chemistry that should lead to faster battery charging, discharging, and battery life. and even lower cost. Jeff Dan has been working on lithium-ion battery chemistry for decades. His group had a 20-year research agreement with 3M, but in 2016 he contacted Tesla. And from the reports they allegedly filed for this new patent for chemistry for batteries somewhere in 2017. Why do I think it is important to call it? Well, it’s like a cup of peanut butter reeses. The new chemical composition of Tesla with improved characteristics is peanut butter. Maxwell Technologies DBE production method,

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