New Tesla ebike battery option

Rincon

Active Member
Yang says, “Smaller batteries offering 1,500 to 2,000 charging cycles as well as 700Wh will be the new standard in 2018.”

Smaller, lighter, more powerful. Looks like I'm putting my e-MTB purchase off for another year.
 

Over50

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Smaller, lighter, more powerful. Looks like I'm putting my e-MTB purchase off for another year.
The tech is changing so fast in another year you might say the same thing given the next year's promises. I say a miss a year of riding? No way!

As for me, I'd like to see the weight come down as the range and reliability increase (with obviously some limitations).

I thought I had read somewhere back when I first started my research that Stromer batteries are made by Tesla? Is that incorrect?
 

SCbiker

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The tech is changing so fast in another year you might say the same thing given the next year's promises. I say a miss a year of riding? No way!




how true ... buy anything electronic / tech and its a dinosaur 6mo. later. Buy a bike with good bones and great components and if / when it needs a new battery and or drive components change em out ,,, ive been riding / updating a mtn bike for over a decade ... the 29s have come along but the bones on my ol bike are still solid.

Ride on !
 

MLB

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Yang says, “Smaller batteries offering 1,500 to 2,000 charging cycles as well as 700Wh will be the new standard in 2018.”

Smaller, lighter, more powerful. Looks like I'm putting my e-MTB purchase off for another year.

That's crazy talk. I've had them for 4 years now and wouldn't give a minute back. Wait a year? No way!
 

Rincon

Active Member
That's crazy talk. I've had them for 4 years now and wouldn't give a minute back. Wait a year? No way!
No need to worry. I have two mountain bikes, two road bikes, and two e-bikes. An e-MTB wouldn't move the needle one way or the other.
 

George S.

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Here's what Musk and Tesla are saying. The new cell has twice the capacity and they claim it costs less. They say the cost for a kWh, just for the cells, is around $100. For something like an ebike, the battery cost is becoming trivial, but you have to wait for the technology to move into the general marketplace.

I wouldn't wait. I've decided to push my packs pretty hard because I don't think these packs will be worth much in 18 months, anyway.
 

JohnT

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I think I read somewhere that a Tesla gigafactory will start producing these in a couple months or so! We'll just have to wait and see how long it'll take to trickle down to ebikes.