Tesla’s big, bad battery plan ‘stretches the bounds of imagination’

Going into Tesla’s long anticipated Battery Day, even the most casual observer of the electric-car maker knew that CEO Elon Musk would promise something big. Probably several somethings big. So nobody was surprised to see Musk spend more than an hour discussing Tesla’s decision to start producing its own battery cells with a new architecture and various chemical upgrades, while an audience sitting in a parking lot full of Tesla cars honked their approval. Along the way, he announced plans to build a very nearly truly cheap $25,000 EV and a much more expensive Model S Plaid, which you can already watch whipping around the famed Laguna Seca racetrack. 



a man standing in front of a window: Even if the logic is sound, the ambition, experts told us, "stretches the bounds of imagination." But audacity tends to work in Musk's favor over the long run. Tesla/Youtube


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Even if the logic is sound, the ambition, experts told us, “stretches the bounds of imagination.” But audacity tends to work in Musk’s favor over the long run. Tesla/Youtube

Underpinning all of this talk, as ever, was Musk’s grand

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