Maxell battery technology will increase by approx. 20% of from the current Tesla’s battery. In short, the current lipo battery was developed from 1970s. Still very good though, the energy density, how fast they can be charged and discharged, how many times they can be ‘cycled’, most importantly how ‘safe’ they are… are one of many determined factors to debut in the market. Yes, there are thousands of “tech companies” claim one’s battery technology can revolutionalize the industry, yet we have not seen any ‘break-through / practical solution’ in 2019 at this moment. No doubt, Tesla currently owns the #1 battery technology in the world “by far”. I am thrilled to hear that they have decided to acquire this small company in California.
Happened to a good friend of mine in China. It must be a terrifying experience for him. Media including twitters, youtubers are reporting as if it is their opportunity to get famous. But in short, it is grateful that no one got hurt.
I had a mixed feeling as I do know most of news I read including the person’s post are not necessary accurate. The car did not “just start smoking” with no reason. With respect and love to my friend, let’s make sure to avoid something like this to happen. I am sure Tesla team has been always alerted and has taken an appropriate action to help the customer.
With that in mind, I would also like to be fair to Tesla “Nay” viewers and Tesla lovers. If the same incident happens to you, you won’t probably say anything that possibly caused the incident. You may rather states by saying
” I am an innocent, I have been taking care of my care inside-out. My Tesla just start bursted without no reason”.
The facts: My friend told me a few years ago that his Tesla got into an accident while he was on freeway in shanghai. His front and / or Rear got crashed by a car. He was saying he had to pay quite a lot to fix it.
The parking structure in China in general, a slope angle of a ramp isn’t sufficiently designed and built although they have adapted the US building code. I’ve seen so many cars scratching a bottom of a car which can be directly or indirectly damage the Tesla lower side structure. In order to flame LiPo batteries and its protection shield, you need to have some kind of a punctured opening into the core battery cell. It is very hard to manage such a damage or the battery will not fire up like the video shown.
Regardless, this rare occasion is something that we can learn. Tesla can learn what was the possible cause of the damage, A driver including myself can examine what we can do to avoid such a failure. Not to mention a gasoline car has a gasoline tank which can be punctured and explored, an Electric car has a battery pack. It became a news because such a news is extremely rare, especially Tesla Electric vehicles. I have contacted that the team Tesla to see what is the status of my friend’s case and offered if they need any assistance to expedite the process.
In summery, it is grateful that nobody got hurt. I have a confident that Tesla will deliver the accurate and realistic analysis and report to move forward.