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A groundbreaking new battery technology is being developed and tested to enhance the performance of an electric vehicle.
By placing this new battery technology into a Tesla Model S P90D test vehicle, to extend the range over 700 miles, and battery life of up to 100 years, this will replace lithium ion battery technology in EV's.
 

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It's clear from the Gruber website that they are a Tesla service branch of an electrical service company; they do not develop battery technology and they are not a source of EV expertise. I haven't watched the YouTube video, and will not.
 

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They had the Roadster fires, yes. They were supposedly one of the few shops that woupd replace packs in out of warranty Roadsters, iirc.

I didn't realize it was Gruber that did this magic battery PR stunt. I still think it's aluminum air.

What we should have here is our Austrian Sahara Jeep PhD chiming in on this magic battery tech. She's smarter and better looking than all of you guys put together 😂
 

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It's clear from the Gruber website that they are a Tesla service branch of an electrical service company; they do not develop battery technology and they are not a source of EV expertise. I haven't watched the YouTube video, and will not.
I was not aware of Gruber or their fires before this. The history of the fires is interesting; Gruber's experience swapping out parts of Tesla Roadster batteries is apparently substantial. None of that changes my assessment of their (lack of) relevant expertise.

It does appear that in their two major fires, they seem to be determined to rid the world of Roadsters. ;) I'm sure it was just incompetence and negligence, and they seem to have only burned up less than 2% of the Roadsters made. Due to their chosen area of business, they have created a rare concentration of EVs parked indoors, and generally obsolete and defective ones at that, so it's inherently a high-risk situation.
 

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they have created a rare concentration of EVs parked indoors, and generally obsolete and defective ones at that, so it's inherently a high-risk situation.
This, in hindsight, would be a very important situation to avoid and to have very strict protocols about social distancing of batteries/vehicles to avoid contagion. It could also drive a somewhat schizophrenic delusion that they can invent a magic battery that doesn't go burny and then everything is good in the world. Hm.
 
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