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Tesla Home Battery Storage

Elon Musk casually announced Tesla's official entry into home battery storage.  Since the announcement of the Gigafactory there has been a deal of speculation that Tesla would move to home storage systems as it makes perfect sense for the company to enter the energy market. He stated the home battery packs could be in production in

February 15th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Malcolm Turnbull visits Tesla

It's been an interesting week in Australian politics with Prime Minister Abbott hogging the limelight for all the wrong reasons.  The farcical notion of an Australian Prime Minister awarding a knighthood to the Queen's husband has dominated the airwaves and rightly called into question the PM's judgement. Not being so highly reported but a story

January 30th, 2015|

An Affordable 500km Electric Car?

2017 Nissan Leaf The range of electric cars has been one of the major hurdles preventing greater uptake.  Unless you can afford a Tesla (range of 500kms) you're currently stuck around the 160kms range with today's production vehicles.  Although today's range is more than enough for the average driver range anxiety is a definite deterrent.  (According

Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?

Electric Car dreaming Androids? Move over Electric Sheep and forgive me Philip K Dick but Tesla recently came out with an update to their Model S that warrants the reference.  The Tesla Model S Dual Motor P85D with Autopilot has just advanced vehicle technology into the realms of scifi. The original Model S was rightly awarded Car of

November 17th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Tesla Disrupts the Grid – Stock Soars

The recent announcement by Elon Musk of a 'gigafactory' battery manufacturing facility not only has meant a surge in Tesla stock (now up 634% year-over-year) but also brings the death spiral for electricity utilities that much closer.  The death spiral is customer defection from the grid to run their households/businesses on solar panels plus battery storage.

February 26th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |