We all know and love Tesla. Sometimes she upsets us with her news but much more often pleases with interesting developments, new technologies, and an outstanding design. Since the company is engaged in the development and sale of electric vehicles, the main components for them are engines and batteries. With the former, everything is more or less good and they have already reached a sufficiently high efficiency. The situation with batteries is slightly worse if such a word is applicable to batteries that provide 500-700 kilometers. And their resource is comparable with internal combustion engines (several hundred thousand kilometers). But now it is Tesla, as the locomotive of the electric car market, that offers new technologies that will provide batteries with a resource of more than one and a half million kilometers.
How many kilometers does Tesla travel on a single charge
If Tesla keeps you from buying only because it has low mileage on a single charge, you can go shopping. Some cars of this brand drive on a single charge up to seven hundred kilometers. It is clear that this is in ideal conditions, but under the same conditions, the range of cars with ICE is not much different from this indicator. True, the advantage of traditional cars is that they can just call in at the gas station and leave in 5-7 minutes with the same power reserve. An electric car even with fast charging is replenished with energy many times longer.
As for the battery life, it amounts to 1,500 charge-discharge cycles, which in terms of mileage for different models fits into the range of 500-800 thousand kilometers. That is, the safety margin of a conventional passenger car is about the same as that of a freight tractor, which travels on roads for days.
There is even an example when Hansjörg Gemmingen drove 600 kilometers a day and at the end of last year “wound” a million kilometers on German roads. At the same time, he changed the batteries twice, but Tesla took into account the shortcomings of the first versions and, apparently, corrected something in the design, since the last battery has been serving it for almost half a million kilometers and until the time has come to change it, there are noticeable signs of degradation she does not have.
Tesla battery for electric vehicles
Against the backdrop of such numbers, it seems where else to improve the batteries, but it turns out there is where, and the company swung to the bar 1 million miles. In terms of kilometers, the figure will be even more fantastic and will amount to 1.6 million kilometers.
The transition to new technologies will be associated with a new process for the production of battery components. The fact is that in the manufacture of electrodes for batteries, materials undergo many treatments, including thermal. When heated, lithium-added cells become contaminated with lithium substrate. As a result, this leads to a decrease in a potentially much higher resource. It is possible to reduce the amount of lithium in the reaction and the battery will become more reliable, but its operational characteristics (capacity and ability to give energy) will decrease. Nobody wants this either, so the company has undertaken relevant research.
If you do not complicate everything with technical terms, the sintering of the electrodes occurs in two stages. First, sintering occurs at a temperature of 800-950 degrees Celsius, and then additional processing is carried out with other elements (among which lithium is again used), but already at a temperature of 650-760 degrees Celsius. Of course, no one will tell you anything more detailed, since this is a trade secret. Even sintering time is described only in the range of 1-24 hours. Like, you want, think for yourself how you handle your batteries.
It is worth noting that the development comes down only to new electrodes, but not to batteries in general. But it is precisely the use of new electrodes that can reduce the level of battery degradation and increase its life by almost three times – up to 4000 charge-discharge. As a result, the total mileage on one battery will even exceed one million miles, and, in fact, the power source will become eternal. You can even give him a lifetime guarantee. Few will travel so much in one car.
Of course, Tesla filed a corresponding patent under the title “Method for the synthesis of nickel-cobalt-aluminum electrodes.” This is quite logical because a fundamentally new way of producing batteries has been developed, which can become the gold standard for many years to come.
Jeff Dan of Dalhousie University worked on the development of a new type of electrode in collaboration with Tesla. He has already collaborated with the company on upgrading previous generations of batteries. This time, he also joined in the development of electrolytes for new batteries.
How much are Tesla shares
No matter how much Tesla shares are worth right now (about $ 770), if the company only announces the launch of a new type of battery, the price can jump up very seriously. So far it is only about development and patent. It is not known when all this will reach the industrial assembly. But when that happens, the situation will change dramatically.
Perhaps this will happen today at an event at which the company will announce its financial results, but you should not really hope for it. Starting production is a lengthy process. On the other hand, we do not know what stage the company is at. Perhaps she has already prepared everything and can start production in the coming months.