Tesla revealed its plans for a huge factory to build battery packs.
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Battery factory makes sense
In my opinion it was only going to be a matter of time before the Tesla car company would start to build its own batteries.
The thing that i am not too sure about, is the research and development side of the equation. In the world of electric cars i think that the battery has taken on a new meaning and are indeed an integral part of the whole car design and not just something that you can replace at home if your car battery happens to go flat on a cold day .
The whole Lithium-Ion battery concept is a completely different animal to the bog standard lead acid battery that we have been used to over the past century and it could be that Tesla will want a greater control over the valuable asset that drives their cars along.
One of my concerns though is that will this affect the"right to repair" laws that are now in place, what happens if the battery breaks down when the cars are second and third hand, will the repair trade have the technology available from Tesla released to them to carry out a repair, as would a battery manufacturer?
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