JB Straubel at the Energy@Stanford & SLAC 2013 Conference (Video)

DEC 4 2013 BY MARK KANE 5

JB Straubel, Chief Technology Officer At Tesla, Talks Model S And The Future

JB Straubel, Chief Technology Officer At Tesla, Talks Model S And The Future

This may not be the newest video out there, but we just happened to find this gem featuring JB Straubel, Co-Founder & CTO of Tesla Motors, at the Energy@Stanford Conference on September 13th, 2013.

It’s an exciting presentation, made even more so when we see that future growth of EVs will be extreme.

JB Straubel indicates that Tesla could produce 200,000 electric vehicles in 2017, which need 1 billion cells with a total of 11 GWh of energy. And you know what? This is similar to our own prediction based on the Panasonic deal.  From all this, we must assume 55 kWh on the average Tesla car.

Tesla believes that extreme growth will enable them to again double the production in 2018 and almost double again in 2019. 700,000 electric vehicles and 3.5 billion cells in 2019!!!

JB Straubel notes that it still will be below 1% of total automotive sales worldwide and that this will not come easy.  In 2012, the worldwide demand for batteries stood at 27 GWh, so someone must double triple worldwide capacity for Tesla to be able to achieve its goals.

More interesting stuff is found in the video below:

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5 Comments on "JB Straubel at the Energy@Stanford & SLAC 2013 Conference (Video)"

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Spec9

700K in 2019? C’mon. Now that is hubris. They have a great car but it is a niche market. And I just can’t see them cutting the price enough to grow the market that fast.

Marcus

Silly rabbit.

EVMD

700K all the EVs not only Tesla

muchski

Nope he says Tesla alone plans to use 39 GWh by 2019, it is in the picture at the very top of the article!

Straubel is just another dude who needs to stick to his knitting. Far from being “sustainable”, the model S for many people uses as much power standing still in the garage as it does driving down the road, what with a heavy ‘vampire drain’ for which a fixed sleep mode has yet to exist. Supposedly they have made a 20% reduction, but thats work that should be completed.

Then there is the very poor cold weather performance of this which also needs to be addressed. I would like to purchase an “S”, but these bugaboos must be resolved to my satisfaction first.

The way most of these supercharger stations are configured, they seem to me very Grid Hating, as opposed to Grid Friendly. But they do work, and do get drivers out of a bind. If they can put more batteries at the stations, that will decrease the amount of the Grid Hating to the extent they deploy them.

IN Straubel’s defence, the discussion about different battery manufacturers was most interesting.

The installation of Solar panels (both thermal and electric) on homes and businesses seems much more sustainable, as the invogue term is used.