I've read a lots of posts recently talking about Tesla’s unassailable advantage in battery technology just as soon as they incorporate Maxwell’s technology. (In terms of energy density, manufacturing space, etc.) But is Maxwell really the only company/only researchers to have gone in this direction? Is there really no competition? It’s not like the rest of the world stopped working on battery improvements in the mean time. What have others accomplished in that time? Is it a given that the Maxwell tech will be successfully integrated into Tesla battery lines/packs in, say, the next 6 months? I saw someone ask here, if this Maxwell tech was so short term and mind-blowing, how come the rest of the world just let Tesla have it? Even supposing all this plays out in Tesla’s favor, will Tesla keep that IP private while giving the rest of their patents away? I know there’s a lot of promise here, I’m just wondering if it’s as amazing and as close to fruition and will give as much of a lead over competitors as some seem to claim. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if everyone’s batteries improved over the next year, but will Tesla outpace the rest by a substantial margin?