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Tesla Battery Day in one slide

image credit: Credit: Tesla & Battery Associates

Numerous excellent analysis have sprung just after Tesla Battery Day. I highly recommend the one from my friend Paul Martin

My take-aways can be summarized in the slide (curtesy Battery Associates) and in the following bullet points:

- No pie in the sky (eg Solid State). Wall Street, who loves fairy tales, must have been disappointed

- An incremental path to reduce battery price by 50% with identified or existing technologies. This will have transformational impact on the Transportation sector, but also the Stationary Storage one.

- Tesla has today the human and financial resources to deliver on the roadmap

- This presentation was a world-class display of industrial and technological excellence

- Tesla is a trailblazer, explaining to the competition where not to go: industry accelerated learning curve

- Competition might catch up soon-ish on batteries, but it should be much harder on software where Tesla has built a considerable edge.

That's it. I am impressed and happy with what I saw.

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Matt Chester on Sep 24, 2020 4:05 pm GMT

- No pie in the sky (eg Solid State). Wall Street, who loves fairy tales, must have been disappointed

It's almost more surprising that people are awaiting sudden, unexpected moonshots to jump out right away. Nothing in the energy industry has been an overnight success, it's all pragmatic, technological success slowly built on previous successes, to reach the goal. It's why action towards clean energy today is so important-- in the next 20 years we aren't going to one day have a magical new tech drop from the sky-- it takes time, effort, and resources. 

All a part of the classic hype cycle I suppose-- don't let the trough of disillusionment get you down-- we're getting there!

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Joe Deely on Sep 25, 2020 8:56 pm GMT

My favorite -

"Boost the annual output of individual production lines by 7x to 20 GWh."

The ability to scale battery production is key. 

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