Today we are going to talk about “The Truth about Tesla’s Batteries.” If you’re thinking about a Tesla, you’ve undoubtedly heard about how cheap they are to fill up, how little maintenance they require, and with recent Model 3 Production ramp ups, we’re on the verge of absolute Tesla ubiquity. But one of the questions that we believe keep potential buyers up at night, surrounds their battery packs. So we’ve compiled a list of all the questions we’ve received, and we’re going to break it down, step by step in this two part video series.

**NOTE** We incorrectly converted lbs to kgs in the costs. So Please go by the price per pound! Lithium = $7.50/lb, Nickel = $4.05 /lb, Manganese = $0.93 /lb, Cobalt = $36.50 / lb

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    • Two Bit da Vinci
      Two Bit da Vinci

      Thinking Tesla, Solar or anything else? Support Us, use our Links!

      about 1 year ago
    • Chris Braid
      Chris Braid In reply to Two Bit da Vinci

      Bill A , cellphones don’t have the water cooling that is standard on the Tesla battery packs, the likelihood of them blowing up is minimal. Enjoy your fuel burner while you can. Hopefully newer technologies will make electric cars redundant. The world turns.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jesper Nygaard
      Jesper Nygaard In reply to Two Bit da Vinci

      It's so so sad, that EV talk always focus on batteries (hence range vs cost) and the hope for a new wonder batteri someday soon. I so wish Elon would stumble on a pantograph. It has worked for decades on trains and could relative easy be installed on a arm/boom on the back of an EV, swinging sideways to pick up power from and intelligent switched rail on the guardrail. Probably requires autopilot driven cars to follow the rail within the arms reach, but fully possible with the technology we have today. Imagine an EV with say 10-15 KWh battery. Makes it light and cheap. And with pantographs + power-rails, infinity interstate highway range. Exit the I-xx and head the final miles on the small battery. You may not even need to plug in at home/destination.

      about 1 month ago
    • jackimo22
      jackimo22 In reply to Two Bit da Vinci

      Bill A y

      about 3 months ago
    • A.D. B
      A.D. B

      Two bit, I would like to know if you are directly hired by Tesla to pitch Tesla make residual income off of there products by endorsing Tesla?

      about 1 day ago
    • Steve Foerter
      Steve Foerter

      Curious and sorta unrelated question. As I'm close to retiring and researching 55+ communities I was curious if Tesla would consider building a Tesla golf cart? I know the Yamaha gas cart is the only long distance cart with a 3 gallon gas tank. The battery carts cannot compete with range as of now. The gas carts are somewhat loud although they've made strides to lower noise level to around 64 decibels. I think it would be a huge market, as retirees would love a quiet, long range golf cart. I hope you can whisper into Elton's ear. thanks for your response.

      about 3 days ago

      These batteries are dangerous

      about 4 days ago
    • Ed Hughes
      Ed Hughes

      All are poor at best. EV battery can not be purched off the shelf. EV battery are MR&D and that takes years. These EV batteries are the key but are all crap just ask any construction worker or even home owner battery tools always fail. The best are the EV battery that has the best range and fail the least and that is Tesla and not really Tesla it is Pan. IMO China and German Tesla will fail due to non Pan / Tesla EV battery.

      about 4 days ago
    • Craig Brown
      Craig Brown

      Right with the rest of the comments - can I buy stuff off you guys in KGs and sell it back in pounds? As Louis says below, makes it hard to trust everything else in the video.

      about 5 days ago
    • Hugues Rodrigue
      Hugues Rodrigue

      the price in metric should be X2.2046 not divided
      so your video lost alot of credibility in my view

      about 5 days ago
    • Jeroen van den Ploeg
      Jeroen van den Ploeg

      That 'ball earth' and 'earths crust' made me crack up. That technical guys can look at a ball with water on it and still believe this is earth and quite possible. Just because they were taught in their brainwashcentrers (school).

      about 5 days ago
    • Jay Way
      Jay Way

      I have seen a car battery explode - looks like this one would make a spectacular bomb ?

      about 6 days ago
    • Two Bit da Vinci
      Two Bit da Vinci In reply to Jay Way

      Have you seen a gas tank explode? Tesla’s are the safest cars on earth if that helps

      about 5 days ago
    • SomeCatchyName

      Tethla Batterieth are the betht

      about 10 days ago
    • Ed Salinas
      Ed Salinas

      In part two, I hope you talk about the Lithium batteries catching fire.  Tesla needs to control that problem a lot better.

      about 14 days ago
    • Two Bit da Vinci
      Two Bit da Vinci In reply to Ed Salinas

      The studies are out, your gas tank is more likely to catch fire than their batteries. Look it up

      about 14 days ago
    • FlyCaster

      Just like any battery at some time it will need to be replaced or rebuilt $$$$$$$

      about 16 days ago
    • Leto Idaho
      Leto Idaho

      Once you take that first ride in a Tesla.
      You recapture and rediscover the awesomeness of awesome discovery!!’

      about 16 days ago
    • Mauricio Cortes
      Mauricio Cortes In reply to Leto Idaho

      To be honest with Tesla! Of course it’s something good and new for the next generation But, it’s too soon to say that is an awesome discovery because for this price and the quality of there products I found it way too expensive for Tesla offers. I wouldn’t buy this I rather buy an Audi or Mercedes with better quality

      about 14 days ago
    • papa bits
      papa bits In reply to Leto Idaho

      Leto Idaho I could buy a lot of happiness for 100 grand

      about 14 days ago
    • Green Asociatia
      Green Asociatia

      You have a very poor math, converting $/lb in $/Kg... You do it in the wrong way.

      about 17 days ago
    • N.G.H. Calmarena
      N.G.H. Calmarena

      40$/lb=18,20$/kg? Wow, what business! Buy it in kg and sell it lb!

      about 19 days ago
    • Avarosa

      Two Bit da Vinci But what is Cobalt's influence on battery performance if Tesla's putting less with each generation?

      about 20 days ago
    • Avarosa
      Avarosa In reply to Avarosa

      @Two Bit da Vinci I meant what about cobalt's specs like you've explained with Silicon Oxide and Graphite? Does reducing the amount of cobalt decrease energy capacity or anything like that?

      about 20 days ago
    • Two Bit da Vinci
      Two Bit da Vinci In reply to Avarosa

      Yes down to less than 3% now

      about 20 days ago
    • mario ganosky
      mario ganosky

      Made a mistake there buddy. How can half a kilo (1 pound) cost double the price of 1 kg (2 pounds) ?

      $3.41 - 1kg = 2.2lb
      $7.50 - 1lb = 0.45kg

      about 23 days ago
    • ニック

      Can you please correct, Tesla don't make batteries, they buy them.

      about 25 days ago
    • Two Bit da Vinci
      Two Bit da Vinci In reply to ニック

      Watch the video dude. that’s all in the video.

      about 25 days ago
    • Alexandre C
      Alexandre C

      Electric cars are more then 100 years old, and still hás the same issue, batteries. As far as I Can see those cars are bringing more problems than solutions, recently electric car owners parked their cars in front of fuel pumps at various gás stations in Portugal and other European countries tô protest against the internal combustion car owners that parked their cars at the recharge station at shopping mols parking Lot, using the recharge station as a parking spot. As the number of electric cars are going tô increase in the near future and those cars need to stay hours at a recharge station, according current technology, this kind of issues are going tô increase as well.

      about 26 days ago
    • Matthew Godwin
      Matthew Godwin In reply to Alexandre C

      @goodfella21f Now you're just being silly. And boring. I don't know what your problem is (psychiatric is what I'm thinking), but so long troll.

      about 23 days ago
    • Alexandre C
      Alexandre C In reply to Alexandre C

      @Matthew Godwin

      Yes, Backer Electric where Very common at New York city in the begining of last century, women like that car because It was not necesary tô cranck tô start.

      But another issue with those New batteries is that you have a high level of energy decity in those units, in a car accident, if you have that battery damaged or perfurated and have a short circut, the vehicle will catch on fire instantly, conventional means tô extinguish the fire Will not work on those vehicles, If I AM not wrong It took 6 hours tô completly extinguish the fire in a Tesla that crashed at a California highway, the firefighter cheaf told that they Will have tô develop New techniques tô fight fire on electric cars.

      about 23 days ago
    • goodfella21f
      goodfella21f In reply to Alexandre C

      Matthew Godwin well yea, i mean gun powders been around for a while too, dont mean Henry the vIII's forces had ak-47's.

      about 23 days ago
    • Matthew Godwin
      Matthew Godwin In reply to Alexandre C

      @goodfella21f Lithium has existed for a very long time, it just hasn't been used in battery production until very recently. The software used to manage it may well be new, but batteries and battery management are not new at all. Companies like Baker were doing it circa 100 years ago. Like I said earlier, it is merely a development (evolution) of an existing technology.

      about 23 days ago
    • goodfella21f
      goodfella21f In reply to Alexandre C

      @Matthew Godwin lithium and software battery management is new

      about 23 days ago
    • Bob Mutch
      Bob Mutch

      $7.50/Kg and $3.41/lb not the other way around 5:22 in video ?????

      about 27 days ago
    • Two Bit da Vinci
      Two Bit da Vinci In reply to Bob Mutch

      It’s corrected in the description

      about 27 days ago
    • Dave sadrik Cole
      Dave sadrik Cole

      I wish they hadn't mangled the $/lb to $/kg conversion. Gives the gasheads something to point at to declare the entire video "wrong."

      about 1 month ago
    • Dan Apted
      Dan Apted

      This guy can't even add. In his world the price of a pound of things is more than the price for a Kilogram. If you can't get math right what else is wrong in what you say?

      about 1 month ago
    • Two Bit da Vinci
      Two Bit da Vinci In reply to Dan Apted

      Read the description

      about 1 month ago
    • Fleisch Berg
      Fleisch Berg

      4:50 Oh, so the filthiest sh*thole in the world is the place where the supposed solution for our greatest challenge, our ONLY real challenge, making civilization clean and sustainable, is coming from. Thats almost poetic.

      about 1 month ago
    • Afaq Haider
      Afaq Haider

      okay i am listening Kg.

      about 1 month ago
    • Medcor Vestas-Windsor
      Medcor Vestas-Windsor

      In your video you show the costs per pound and cost per Kilogram. Since a Kilogram is equal to 2.2 lbs, shouldn't your cost values show that the price per Kilogram to be higher than the cost per pound?

      about 1 month ago
    • John Grimsley
      John Grimsley

      Tesla batteries represent the HEART AND SOUL of their business, which is why the class action lawsuit addressing the software update earlier this year that fraudulently cut Tesla owners battery capacity by 11% is so concerning. They lied stating that it was done to protect battery health and overall longevity, but it was really pure COA in order to both protect their own interests as well as prevent more fires. Their choice to deal so underhandedly with their own battery issues should cause most people to have legitimate trust issues in regard to doing business with them as, again, batteries represent the very core upon which their business is built.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rob Keating
      Rob Keating

      I don't know about you but I find anything hard to believe after I find a basic conversion incorrect. A kilogram is a larger amount than a pound and yet this video has a kilogram of a substance costing less than a pound. A basic mistake that coloured all else in this video for me.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rick van Engelshoven
      Rick van Engelshoven

      I may have to seriously question some of the engineering i've done going by these conversion rates :)

      about 1 month ago
    • zondaintheair

      People who buy Teslas are the same people who buy all those useless kitchen gadgets.

      about 1 month ago
    • potc420

      How does a kilo cost less than a pound?

      about 1 month ago