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Elon Musk vs the LA Times: Yes, Tesla has benefited from government incentives. And?

The LA Times recently ran a “now it can be told” article highlighting the various government subsidies and incentives that benefit Tesla and Elon Musk’s other companies, SolarCity and SpaceX – a total of about $4.9 billion by the Times’ reckoning.         Certainly Tesla, like many other energy companies and automakers, has benefited from a wide… Read more »

Musk: Gigafactory is a no-lose proposition for Nevada

Elon Musk, always quick to respond to any perceived slight against Tesla, has posted a detailed rejoinder to a recent Fortune article that told the story of how the company selected a Nevada site for its Gigafactory. The article didn’t accuse Tesla of doing anything wrong, much less illegal. On the contrary, as befits a… Read more »

Toyota researchers work with Brookhaven National Lab to investigate magnesium batteries

Toyota researchers are collaborating with the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory to probe molecular structures and track chemical reactions in magnesium batteries. “Issues related to cost, power, energy density, and durability of Li-ion batteries have slowed their implementation in large-scale applications, such as electric and hybrid vehicles,” said Toyota… Read more »