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  • Hybrid Vehicle Industry Analysis

    The National Research Council projected in 2010 that current battery costs, set at roughly $875 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, would decrease by 35 percent by 2020 and as almost 50 percent by the 2030s (National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012). Hybrid vehicle battery technology has even more potential in growing, with the highest grossing model of hybrid vehicle, the Nissan Leaf having a $750 per kilowatt-hour battery, and the Chevrolet Volts having a $500-$930 per kilowatt hour battery (National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012). To increase energy efficiency, hybrid and electric vehicle bodies are also being increasingly constructed from polymers, aluminum, or composite body panels. Lithium-air batteries have a higher energy density than a conventional lithium-ion battery, meaning it has five to ten times more energy than regular lithium-ion batteries (National Bureau of Economic Research,…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Hybrid-New Plug-In Cars

    by the car industry under the guidance of the EPA. These initiatives by all accounts will provide a healthier or greener environment for the future generation. One of the ways the auto industry is supporting the clean air initiative is the roll out of different generation of hybrid automobile, notably the newer plug-in hybrid and the traditional hybrid. The newer plug-in hybrids cars for example are automobile that is partly uses gas and partly uses electricity and partly have electric Plug-In…

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  • Tesla Case Study

    Tesla Motors Overview Tesla Motors was founded in July 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning with Elon Musk joining the company in February of 2004 providing the majority of the company’s financing in the beginning. The goal of Tesla was and still is to create affordable electric vehicles to the mass market. The initial goal was to start with a premium sports car for early adopters which would then help to finance the company’s sedans and compacts. Today, Tesla has established itself as…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Electric And Hybrid Cars

    In the late 1890’s, electric vehicles were first invented. This included electric carriages and wagons. Later in the early 1900’s, Detroit Electric became the most successful electric car company in the U.S. Electric cars have been around for a while even if they seem like recent technology. Electric cars and hybrid cars have become a great alternative to fuel guzzlers. They produce little to no carbon emissions when running, which is good for the environment. There are many types of electric…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Electric Cars

    The electric vehicle is no longer something exotic and futuristic to become a present need. The massive purchase of cars in emerging economies imposes a solution to avoid the irreversible deterioration of atmosphere , and the rising oil price, dwindling We Aboca an economy totally unsustainable. It is time to change the supplier by the plug. The figures are staggering. Today there are nearly one million cars circulating in the world, and in less than 40 years, the fleet will have doubled .…

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  • Tesla's Strategic Decisions

    GLOBAL STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: TESLA CASE STUDY CHERRIANNE SCOTT (4324333) What are the key Elements of Tesla Motor's Strategic Decisions? The key element of Tesla Motor’s strategic decision is that they are the driving force behind technology and product development and a prime innovator for electrical vehicles. For decades, Tesla have been investing a large share of their earnings towards research and development in order to develop car models and technologies that were more affordable for…

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  • Strengths And Weaknesses Of Tesla Motors

    Pierre Lys Tesla Motors Tesla is quite an interesting company that seems to be ahead of the game In terms of car manufacturing. They have set out to try to be the most cost efficient company there is. CEO Elon Musk has a wide range of great ideas that have to do with saving our ecosystem and our money due to the use of solar panels. Although Elon Musk is trying to save us money is he really benefiting his company along the journey? Join me as we take a deeper look into the company Tesla one of…

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  • Tesla Motors Swot Analysis

    The company faces stiff competition from Chevrolet, Toyota, Honda and smart car. This has forced them to be highly innovative to remain profitable in the industry. The current business model is not and will not offer solutions needed in the production and selling of the Tesla products. Their needs to be a strategically minded business model because to some extent it determines the success or failure of an organization. The reluctance to be the pioneers in implementation the affordable prices may…

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  • The Impact Of Smartphones

    In the last decade, our population has seen the greatest innovation ever experienced in technology. There are smartphones which combines a computer’s operating system with the cellular feature in a pocket size device. There are also electric cars which are vehicles that are propelled by one or more electric motors, using electrical energy stored in rechargeable batteries. I believe both technology have changed people’s lives and stimulated economic growth however it also holds a major privacy…

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  • Statement Of Purpose For Masters In Mechanical Engineering

    “The machine does not isolate us from the great problems of nature but plunges us more deeply into them.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery I relate to this thought in my quest to find sustainable technologies because the work of an engineer is to “enable the future” not merely to “foresee” it. As a mechanical engineer and a founder & head for a sustainable technology based start-up I realized the importance of technology enabled sustainability for a healthier…

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