I consider that Tesla’s preliminary plan was to swap out the 18,650 batteries with the Mannequin three’s 2,170 batteries this fall for the Mannequin S and X. Nonetheless, there’s a likelihood that Tesla’s acquisition of Maxwell applied sciences might leapfrog the two,170 batteries and go straight forward with the Maxwell dry electrode batteries as a substitute.
See my article right here on Torquenews about what Tesla’s Maxwell Technology acquisition means moving forward.
Escalade EV and GM’s New Automotive Batteries
Concerning the brand new Cadillac Escalade, it was about 2 years in the past after I first learn rumors about how the 2023 EV Escalade can be a quantum leap forward of the competitors, with some revolutionary improvements. GM has mentioned that they’ve new automotive batteries which can be due out in 2021 that can have increased vitality density, however nonetheless will price solely 30% as a lot to supply because the Chevy Bolt’s batteries.
At the moment the Cadillac Escalade is the best revenue automobile in GM’s portfolio (per automobile). But, that is a double edged sword as a result of the straightforward path is simply to go away the Escalade unchanged and hold milking the money cow till gasoline costs go up and the total sized SUV market shrinks once more.
However the good cash is to maintain the Escalade a transferring goal by including the spectacular new Blackwing four.2L twin turbo V8 engine presently utilized in Cadillac’s CT6 V-Sport, with a whopping 550HP/627TQ, after which add the total BEV mannequin in 2022 to honor GM’s promise to have Cadillac as GM’s chief in BEVs transferring ahead.
Watch the place the GM’s Chevy Bolt matches into this record of the best-selling electrical vehicles of 2019 up to now on this video. (Please subscribe to Torque News YouTube Channel for daily automotive news and analysis).
See you in my subsequent story discussing 4 European supercars that set the stage for the upcoming 2022 C8 Zora Hybrid Corvette.
Dean McManis is an electrical automobile specialist and might be reached on Fb at DeanMcManis for ideas and suggestions. Please, additionally go away your feedback under for dialogue.