May 10, 2019

A new patent application from Tesla US20190106055A1 suggests an advanced sunroof lighting system that allows you to manipulate the incoming light according to requirement. A tint layer is sandwiched between two transparent layers and is electrically controllable to allow none, some, or all of the sunlight incident to the sunroof. A ‘transparent lighting layer’ is added between the tint layer and the second transparent and has LEDs embedded in it. This layer also contains multiple scattering centers which redirects light from the side of the layer to the vehicle cabin. The transparent lighting layer is configured to provide uniform distribution of light in the car.

September 12, 2018

Tesla’s long run with Panasonic’s 18650 cells came to a halt recently with the launch of their new model 3, that packed the next generation 2170 cells (21mm width, 70mm height). According to experts, this new battery pack was no less than an engineering marvel, that contained 30 – 33% more energy when compared with previous generation 18650 cells.

In general, the company has always had contrasting ideas to the other big players in the industry, concerning the batteries used in their cars. Most companies when it comes to deciding the parameters for their car batteries, usually go in for hundreds of large format cells. Tesla on the other hand uses cells that are smaller in siz...

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