Batteries are the most valuable part of an electric car – and one of the major weak points. One of the first Tesla employees has founded a new company that seeks to change that – and it is making German car manufacturers sit up and listen.
He Was Employee Number 7 At Tesla And Now Has Built A $1 Billion Business That Makes Your Phone Or Car Run Longer. – Forbes
Gene Berdichevsky was one of the early team members at Tesla. Now he’s building his own unicorn startup, Sila Nanotechnologies, which is valued at over $1 billion. One which looks like it will fuel every way you travel from the road to being in the air.
Watt It Takes: Creating a Battery Unicorn by Learning From Previous Cleantech Busts – GreenTech Media
Sila Nanotechnologies CEO Gene Berdichevsky on the long path to creating a better lithium-ion battery.
The Sunday Times tech correspondent brings on Gene Berdichekvsy, founder of Sila Nanotechnologies, to talk about being the seventh employee at Tesla, making the Roadster’s lithium battery, developing the first new battery technology in 30 years.