The Chevrolet Bolt, General Motors’ entry-level electric vehicle, is not a big money maker. A recent report revealed that the company loses around $9,000 from each $36,620 vehicle. This phenomenon is not unique to Chevrolet, and across the broad, electric vehicle makers are struggling to turn a profit. A combination of new technologies and nascent infrastructure has led to a situation where automakers are pouring money into the vehicles in the hope they’ll have a leg up on the competition years down the line.

In November, Bloomberg reported that the company loses money on each vehicle, but strict regulations about average fuel economy output means General Motors is incentivized to push electric vehicles. It also means that, as prices drop, GM will have the resources and facilities to ramp up production.

The major cost factor in an electric vehicle is the battery. A report in January from McKinsey & Company found that batteries cost around $1,000 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in 2010. By 2016, prices had dipped to $227. The Bolt comes with a 60 kWh battery, meaning it costs around $13,620 at the 2016 rate.

This downward trend is expected to continue. McKinsey & Company project battery prices reaching $190 per kWh in 2020, dipping below $100 per kWh by 2030. This, the company claims, would mean GM could lower the price of the Bolt to below $30,000, as the battery would cost less than half its price in 2016 at less than $6,000. This would mean a possible way forward for electric vehicles to compete effectively with traditional cars on price.

Of course, not all automakers pay the same for batteries, which is why getting a foot in the door is so important in the early stages. Manufacturing capabilities greatly dictate price, and the ability to produce batteries en masse can help drive prices down.

Chevrolet Bolt on stage.

LG, which makes the components for the Bolt including battery, operates a production facility in Holland, Michigan, that produces around 650 MWh worth of batteries each year, enough for a few thousand Bolts. In February, the company announced plans to boost production, potentially reaching annual production rates of 1 GWh, with the potential to rise to 3 GWh.

Tesla, on the other hand, is currently building a 5.8 million square foot “Gigafactory” in the Nevada desert, with the ultimate goal of reaching annual output of 35 GWh when complete. The company claims it has already dropped below $190 per kWh and expects to drop below $100 by 2020.

Although it may seem strange that a smaller company could win out on production output, it’s important to note that the Bolt represents a slither of the company’s annual production rate of around nine million cars. Reports claim that General Motors is aiming for an annual Bolt production rate of 20,000 to 30,000 cars per year, with the ability to hit 50,000 if needed. Tesla, on the other hand, produces around 100,000 electric vehicles a year and plans to reach 500,000 by 2018.

It’s not just Tesla competing for a slice of battery production pie. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence tracks 15 Gigafactory-like projects underway with annual production capacity of 230 GWh. This would be enough to produce 3.5 million extra electric vehicles per year.

“The journey to the mythical $100 per KWh has sped up in the last few years and we’ll definitely arrive by 2020,” Sam Jaffe, managing director of Cairn Energy Research Advisors told investors at a Benchmark Mineral Intelligence event. At least then GM might actually make money on the Bolt.

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We may not be birds or superheroes, or fly on broomsticks or magic carpets, but what we mortal humans do have is the Archaeopteryx, the lightest glider in the world. If you’ve got money to burn and an adventurous streak, it could be yours.

Specialists in lightweight engineering since 1976, the Swiss family company Ruppert Composite GmBH first delivered these hand-built flying machines to the public in 2010. Though Ruppert Composite first published the video in 2012, the video blew minds on Twitter when Joe Biggs posted a clip of its launch last week, captioned, “Would you ride one of these?” Since then, the clip grabbed 4.36 million views, 4,700 retweets, and 15,000 likes. As featured in the video, the microlift sailplane allows pilots to take flight with just a running start.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, weighted blankets are everywhere this year. They’re the hyper-popular gift for anyone, including yourself, that promote better sleep and relaxation.

The idea behind a weighted blanket is this: A blanket with extra heft creates a “hugging” effect, releasing the hormone oxytocin, itself increasing serotonin and melatonin levels. Our favorite weighted blanket, the Serenity Blanket, is on sale at the inverse store now.

Black Friday is coming, not to mention Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, the holiday season, and that week between Christmas and New Year where nothing’s on TV and you don’t know which days the mail is supposed to come. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Before you get swamped with holiday gift-giving and receiving, we’ve found the best deals online to take advantage of right now before everything starts selling out. The hotness this year? Tech accessories. Stuff for your phone, iPad, laptop, you get it.

It’s that time of year where the pressure’s on to find super cool gifts for the people you love. Instead of scrambling around this year for last-minute gifts, why not head over to one of our favorite lifestyle product sites, Huckberry, and take a look at the Levimoon, which you’ve probably guessed by now is a levitating moon.

If you’ve been using the same furniture for 15+ years or find yourself watching “House Hunters” and wanting to redo every inch of your home, it might (hint: it is) be time for an upgrade.

Though HGTV might tell you otherwise, you don’t need to replace all of your furniture or demolish half of your place to give it a refresh. In fact, a couple of new products and fixtures can modernize any space without the cost of a total remodel.