What are the environmental effects of producing batteries (sourcing materials, etc) and how do they compare to driving regular cars?
The guy who invented lithium-ion batteries invented a better design earlier this year that could substitute sodium for lithium, had higher density, lifespan and could have lower cost. Not sure when they'd get to market though.
Are there any similar stats on their Solar Panel gigafactory that just opened in Buffalo?
That's great news, but it seems weird to use 2013 as the comparison date.
Every type of technology has its flaws. Renewable energy creates tons of E-Waste. Companies need to make sure what they’re making is easily recyclable and that the minerals they use are conflict free. I’m aware that some companies and countries already do this but I’m talking about on a world level not just a handful.
Does this mean tesla cars will drop significantly in price?