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Tesla to supply mega batteries to ports

Tesla and  DP World bosses talk mega batteries

Mega batteries could be used to help “smoother and faster” export trades.

Using Tesla batteries for renewable energy storage at ports and terminals in emerging markets was discussed by Tesla chief executive and entrepreneur Elon Musk and port developer DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem at the World Government Summit.

During the summit Tesla also announced its intention to set up new regional headquarters in Dubai.

“Musk’s vision to revolutionise transportation holds tremendous potential for enhancing our operational efficiencies and ensuring the smoother and faster movement of goods,” said Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.

“It also resonates with our vision to lead the future of world trade and to do so in a sustainable manner so that we leave a legacy we can be proud of.”

DP World is no stranger to new technology – its Rotterdam World Gateway site is already employing driverless cars at its terminal, while several other DP World operations are looking to follow suit.

In addition to energy storage Musk has recently turned his attentions underground, announcing plans to build a tunnel under congested roads in Los Angeles, California.

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