Is Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Actually Associated With Graphene?

Tesla Motors Graphene BatteryI have noticed that every few months there are new articles that mention “Tesla Motors” and “Graphene.” And yet by the end of these articles I am still confused as to what stake Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) truly has in the graphene industry…or rather what stake graphene currently has in Tesla’s success. Maybe I am not good at reading comprehension. But I also suspect that many of these articles are simply trying to grab our attention, especially those written by biased (not independent) graphene websites. All I knew is that Tesla might be using graphene (graphite?) in a battery, but I did not know a whole lot more.

In this article I describe what meaningful association (if any) that I found between Tesla Motors and graphene. Is Tesla Motors even a graphene stock? First I searched for mentions of graphene directly from Tesla Motors Inc. via press releases, technical documentation, patent filings, blog posts and financial reports. I was unable to find any

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Does Tesla Have New Rival? Plans for a Graphene Based Hydrogen Fuel Cell Super Car – The Edison Electron One

An electric super car powered by a graphene hydrogen fuel cell is under development. The high performance graphene car is supposed to be better performing than a Ferrari. The car is called the Edison Electron One.

The project is the result of the joint venture between Sunvault Energy (SVLT-OTC:BB) and the Edison Power Company a Delaware Corporation.  The partnership spawns the Edison Motor Cars Corporation. They will be collaborating with MK Technologies Ltd. to facilitate the design and conception of this amazing super car.

Edison Motors reports that Edison Electron One will be unveiled in the first quarter of 2016. The vehicle will contain an electric drive unit functioning at each wheel. This is expected to enable the vehicle with 1,355 Newton meters of torque. This is just about double that of the Ferrari 488 GTB and a third more than Elon Musk’s Tesla P85D.

The company states that the purpose of the project is to showcase their graphene-integrated hydrogen fuel cell technology.

“The fuel cell will be powered by an on-demand hydrogen generation unit built into the car and will only require water,” said Robert Murray-Smith, Director of Sunvault Energy.

Edison Electron One accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just about two seconds. Amazingly the battery is reported to be rechargeable in five minutes. Sunvault Energy believes a new industry will be spawned for charging of electric vehicles. The company believes that its graphene based storage system can accommodate this new industry.

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