Is Tesla Really Close to Creating a Million-Mile Battery?
Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk is a big ideas guy. Whether it is sending folks on joyrides to the moon through his SpaceX venture or shaving significant time off of long drives with hyper speed underground tunnels, the celebrity tech businessman has no problem thinking big.
Now it appears that Musk is getting closer to realizing one of his latest dreams for Tesla: a battery the company says can eventually last more than one million miles over the course of its lifetime.
Researchers at Dalhouse University, which is working with Tesla, said in a paper published in September that they are working on a lithium-ion battery that “should be able to power an electric vehicle for over 1 million miles.” Tesla filed for patent protection on a battery similar to that described in the paper shortly after it was published, according to Car and Driver.
The moves come just five months after Musk promised that the company would eventually roll out 1 million mile batteries. Telsa Model 3 batteries can be expected to last up to 500,000 miles.
Legal Rights for California Car Owners
Although Tesla and other automakers are constantly pushing technology to improve their vehicles, it seems sometimes that there is not enough emphasis on the basics. Millions of cars around the globe are recalled each year because of defects raising significant safety concerns.
The good news for California car owners and lessors is that state law offers some important protections. The California lemon law obligates a car manufacturer to perform certain repairs on a vehicle while it is under warranty. A manufacturer who declines or is unable to fix the car is required under the law to buy it back and compensate the owner or lessor for related costs. The manufacturer can instead offer to replace the vehicle, but it the owner or lessor’s decision whether to accept that alternative.
There is no magic number of repair attempts or requests that must be made before the California lemon law kicks in. It is important to have a seasoned California lemon law attorney by your side to help you understand your rights and options. The law requires manufacturers to pick up the tab for any legal fees you incur while successfully asserting your rights.
How our California Lemon Law Attorneys Can Help
The California Lemon Law attorneys at the Bickel Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases across the state. We help clients ensure that carmakers are made responsible for their lemons. Our firm has a strong track record of success for the people that we represent.
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