Aug 9, 2016 - 07:40 am

Gigafactory, Helmholtz, Local Motors, Semcon.

Gigafactory-Opening300x100Gigafactory more costly and delayed? The cost of operating the giant battery facility in Nevada might exceed current expactations, Tesla told the SEC in a filing. The EV maker further stated that the start will likely be delayed as well. Although the Gigafactory officially opened last week, only 14 percent are complete to date. Partner Panasonic previously voiced its readiness to increase its 1.6bn dollar investment if needed (we reported).,

Just a little silicon has the potential to increase Li-ion battery capacity by six times, researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) find. They looked at the migration of lithium ions into silicon. It showed that thin silicon films would suffice to achieve the max load of lithium.

EV ready to go to print: Local Motors is to start selling its 3D printed electric cars this September. Prices for the LM3D series start at 12,000 dollars but can go up to 60,000 if all options are chosen.

Investor wanted: Semcon is actively looking to finance the commercialisation of its electric drive that turns any bicycle into an e-bike (we reported). The system can connect to yet to be developed apps.,


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