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EV Battery Shakeup: Going 1 Million Miles
Secret Battery Breakthrough Teased by Elon Musk
Source: Tesla manufacturing line
Tesla's Expected, New Low Cost, Long Lasting EV Battery
Tesla has a secret battery, that is low cost, long life and will power Tesla's Model 3 electric sedans in China later this year. The battery is so revolutionary it's expected to bring down the cost of electric vehicles to that of gas powered cars. It's a breakthrough piece of e-battery technology that essentially reconfigures the math of pricing EVs. It's also said to allow EV batteries to have second and third lives.
Elon Musk's Electric Agenda
CEO Elon Musk has been teasing investors and his rivals about the battery, promising to hold a "Battery Day" to detail it in late May. There are many parts to Musk's electric agenda. He wants low-cost batteries that go for a million miles. He also is positioning Tesla as a global electric utility. It is already the global leader in electric vehicles.
Big Power Position
Two weeks ago, Tesla applied for a license to operate as an electric
power company in the United Kingdom. It appears Tesla wants to introduce the Autobidder platform for automated energy trading that it's operating in South Australia. Tesla wants to provide electric power to consumers and businesses. And, it wants to
be the energy provider to the global fleet of more than one million Tesla EVs on the road.
The Million Mile battery is a key to Musk's EV and electricity strategy. He wants to bring the cost of EVs down to that of combustion engine cars, so that he sell them profitably and vastly increase sales. He also wants Tesla to be a low-cost global energy provider. His new battery relies on innovations such as low cobalt, cobalt free battery chemistry, new additives and coatings that let the battery store more energy for longer periods of time. As always, Elon Musk is moving forward on multiple fronts with strategic vision.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living Source: Stock images of football players Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports : First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock
Superstar Robot Packers Source: CMC CartonWrap Superstar Customers The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci. Big Business in Italy CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.