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LG Chem intends on more than doubling its production capacity of battery cells it makes in China for Tesla in 2021.

Tesla has ambitious plans to continue its ramp-up of production around the world and needs its battery suppliers to keep up.

According to Reuters, LG Chem will ship its increased output from China and Korea to Tesla’s factories in Germany and the United States. This move comes after LG Chem added production lines in South Korea earlier this year to meet demand from the automaker’s Fremont factory in California.

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“Tesla simply doesn’t have enough battery cells,” an individual with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. “So LG Chem is going to more than double China output.”

“We’re continuing to expand capacity for cylindrical battery cells in response to growing demand from automakers but we can’t comment on specific customers,” added an LG Chem spokesman.

Last week it was revealed that LG Chem will invest $500 million over the next year to raise annual production capacity of 21700 cylindrical battery cells at its Nanjing plant. This will see the number of production lines increase from eight to at least 17.

LG Chem currently supplies the battery cells to the Tesla Model 3 built in Shanghai. Each vehicle uses 4,416 battery cells and each LG Chem production line can produce up to 7 million cells a month. With 17 lines up and running, it will be able to cater to up to 323,000 vehicles annually. The company will also be the sole supplier of battery cells for the Model Y built in Shanghai, as well as handling the initial supply of battery cells for Teslas built at the Berlin plant.


Nowadays, BMWs are comfortable, premium and filled with all sorts of amenities. But that wasn’t always the case, because the journey that has turned it into a successful company was arduous and built on some models that wouldn’t even be considered in today’s game, such as the Isetta.

Made under license in several countries, the bubble car was supposed to be cheap and easy to run. The word safety was not yet known to car makers when it came out in the 1950s, and the only things inside are the steering wheel, gearshift lever, pedals and a couple of switches to operate the windscreen wiper, lights and heater.

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Those tiny kidney grilles are not fake, as some might assume. And they don’t cool the engine either, simply because it rests at the back.

Unsurprisingly for a tiny vehicle made almost seven decades ago, the Isetta packed a very small engine, with the Isetta 300 depicted in the video below featuring a 300 cc single-cylinder motor producing 13 horsepower. There is no 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time because… well, it cannot go that fast, and the maximum recommended cruising speed is, apparently, 46 mph (74 km/h) in fourth gear.

So, how does the world look like from inside the Isetta in 2020? Quite fun, for the most part, and slow, but you can find out all about that in the review that follows.

 

When driving in wet conditions, it’s important to always pay extra attention as unexpected things happen all too frequently. The driver of the Subaru Ascent in this video clearly missed this memo.

This clip appears to have been filmed by one of the rear-facing cameras of a Tesla Model 3 and captured the moment a white Ascent slammed into the rear of a Toyota Tacoma in what looks like a truly devastating impact.

The clip shows that the orange Tacoma was slowing down due to a traffic jam on the highway. Had the driver of the Subaru been paying attention, they would have noticed that traffic ahead was slowing and started to apply the brakes to come to a safe stop. Evidently, they weren’t.

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As the Tacoma slows to a crawl, the white Subaru approaches quickly without any signs of braking. It’s not until the final few moments that they applied the brakes, but by then, it was too late and the driver had no way of avoiding the Tacoma.

The moment of impact sees the front end of the Subaru slide under the rear of the Tacoma, pushing the rear of the pickup truck into the air and throwing debris across the road. When the Toyota comes into view of the Tesla’s front-facing dashcam, the full extent of the damage becomes clear: it has been absolutely destroyed.

It’s unclear if anyone was injured in the crash.