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Musk : Cell costs will be less than $200 / kWh by 2015

Discussion in 'Future Vehicles' started by EVNow, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. EVNow

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    Battery cost dropping below $200 per kWh soon, says Teslas Elon Musk

    Ofcourse, we would need to figure out what this means for battery level cost & what that means for BlueStar.

    GS Yuasa's president Makota Yoda seems to be very optimistic as well.

     
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    I think it's funny how reporters try to put words in Elons mouth. He never said 2015. I listened to the earnings call. The people on the call were quoting this below $200 per kwh. Elon restated that Tesla has never disclosed their cost per kwh and that it's a closely guarded propitiatory secret. Personally, I think Tesla is already below that & it's one to their secret competitive advantages. Also Elon pointed out that the figure people are throwing around is the cost at the cell level, there's also cost at the pack level.
     
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    They are just speculating based on currently-available information:

     

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