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A Closer Look at the ‘Blade Battery’ That Tesla Will Reportedly Use for its $25,000 EV

A Closer Look at the ‘Blade Battery’ That Tesla Will Reportedly Use for its $25,000 EV

​The auto industry was abuzz last week after reports that electric automaker Tesla will use a new type of “Blade Battery” for its rumored “Model 2”, a compact and affordable EV that will reportedly cost under $25,000 and offer a range of around 250 miles. The new Blade Battery was developed by FinDreams Battery, an independent subsidiary of Chinese automaker BYD, which is also a major supplier of EV batteries to other automakers.

Eric WalzAug 09, 2021 12:00 PM PT

A Closer Look at Tesla’s Nvidia-powered Supercomputer for Training Deep Neural Networks

A Closer Look at Tesla’s Nvidia-powered Supercomputer for Training Deep Neural Networks

​At the fourth annual Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2021) conference this week, Tesla’s senior director of AI, Andrej Karpathy, shared details the company’s latest supercomputer that will be used to train deep neural networks (DNN) for Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD) autonomous driving features.

Eric WalzJun 22, 2021 11:00 AM PT

A Closer Look at Tesla's New 4680 Cell Battery Pack

A Closer Look at Tesla's New 4680 Cell Battery Pack

​Tesla's new battery technology has generated a lot of excitement in the EV industry. Here’s what you need to know.

Manish KharintaDec 03, 2020 3:05 AM PT

A Closer Look at VW’s MEB Platform, the Foundation for 10 Million Electric Vehicles

A Closer Look at VW’s MEB Platform, the Foundation for 10 Million Electric Vehicles

As VW shifts its focus to fully-electric models, the German automaker has build an entirely new modular platform to underpin its future vehicles. The new MEB platform represents an entirely new way of building cars at Volkswagen.

Eric WalzOct 18, 2018 1:41 PM PT

A Closer Look at the Mercedes Benz GLC F-Cell Technology

A Closer Look at the Mercedes Benz GLC F-Cell Technology

Mercedes Benz was among the many automakers at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. Mercedes showed off its entire lineup, including the GLC F-Cell compact SUV. The GLC F-Cell is the world’s first electric vehicle with both fuel-cell and battery powertrain.

Eric WalzNov 30, 2017 3:10 PM PT

A Closer Look at Tesla's Private and Commercial Trucking Ambitions

A Closer Look at Tesla's Private and Commercial Trucking Ambitions

Elon Musk recently announced plans to expand the application of Tesla’s proprietary technologies to other markets, specifically one that will experience full disruption in the next decade through mature autonomous driving platforms: trucking.

Michael ChengMay 10, 2017 6:05 PM PT