How appropriate it is it for a company named Envia to be the envy of the electric vehicle industry? VERY appropriate.
Envia is a battery maker in Newark (not New Jersey!) California, and they’ve just made a major breakthrough in lithium-ion cell technology. They’ve found a way to increase the energy density of lithium-ion battery packs, resulting in 45% cheaper batteries for electric cars. Meaning…it’ll soon be way more affordable for middle class consumers to go out and buy an electric car.
Where’s the proof in this technological pudding, you’re asking. You can’t just go and say these crazy things without evidence, even when you look like this:
That’s Atul Kapadia, Envia’s CEO, who happens to look just like a CEO of a company that uses cathode, anode and electrolyte materials to make batteries. It’s through these materials where the technological strides were made, culminating in (from Envia’s press release): “the world record energy density for lithium-ion batteries.”
Envia’s packs will deliver cell energy of 400 watt-hours per kilogram at a cost of $150 per kilowatt hour. For context, Tesla’s Roadster delivers a paltry 121 watt-hours per kilogram. What a bunch of schleps they are over at Tesla! Only 121 watt-hours. A cast of freakin’ amateurs, masquerading as experts. They got nuthin’ on Envia.
(This breakthrough is actually quite significant for the electric vehicle industry, despite the jokey tone here.)
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