J.B. Straubel, Alejandro Agag.
“I think we would be disappointed if battery costs were not in the $100 dollar range [per kilowatt-hour] by the end of this decade, somewhere in this ballpark.”
J.B. Straubel, Tesla’s chief technology officer, is confident that battery costs will plummet saying that the Model 3 will need cheap energy storage to sell for 35,000 dollars and offer 200-mile-plus range.
“We want to kind of compress the calendar, so we will start in October. And we want to give a little bit more time to the manufacturers who are tweaking their motors.”
Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag announced that the next ePrix season will kick off one month later than the 2014/15 season. The first race will take place on October 17th in Beijing.