This is just baseless speculation on my part, but… I'm wondering if these Maxwell dry electrode batteries might already be in the Semi and new Roadster prototypes. It would explain some things. Even though this acquisition might seem to us like it came out of the blue, I think it's been in the works for A While. Given his past statements and track record on this subject, I don't think Mr. Musk would buy into a new battery technology unless his people have already flogged it hard in testing and are also very familiar with the manufacturing process. We've been told there's a "top secret" area in the Gigafactory that's off limits to all visitors, and it wouldn't surprise me if they already have a pilot production line there turning out Maxwell batteries — not on a commercial scale, but enough to put into vehicle engineering prototypes. We've had people for a year scratching their heads over how the Semi and the R2 Roadster can achieve their range specs with existing batteries. So, maybe they don't. Maybe the prototype vehicles have these prototype batteries.