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Tesla’s new home – made batteries are in test cars on the road today


Published September 26, 2020 |
By Zachary Shahan

September 26, 2020 By Zachary Shahan

Tesla’s Battery Day display is packed with tons of information. At the bottom of this article, I will include some articles that I have tried to summarize, further explain and explain the Battery Day program. First, however, there is one thing that is not clear in the show that Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter.

The Battery day Some people think that Tesla is already producing some homemade batteries for use in Tesla cars, others think that Tesla is still a long way from bringing its own cells into cars, and that Tesla is already pumping 10 gigawatts. Batteries per year and refills them in new Tesla vehicles. Elon Musk has just made it clear on Twitter that Tesla’s new batteries are actually in the cars on the road today – well, of course, the cars that have been on the road for the past few months. . Tesla.

The last line in that tweet indicates that the company is still far from a massive product. Having prototype cells in cars is the minimum instrument in Elon’s view, producing high-volume of those cells and bringing them into the thousands on thousands of vehicles each month. It is not the highlight of the show because he sees prototypes as “trivial”.

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For more information on these cells, Kyle Field wrote an in-depth section for us, which I recommend reading: “Everything you need to know about Tesla’s new 4680 battery cell. ”

About Tesla’s battery production capacity and where it is currently, Musk and Tesla CTO Drew Baglino explained where Tesla is today and where it wants to be in the near future.

“It’s not just concept or rendering,” Baglino said. “We started manufacturing these particles around the corner at our pilot 10 GWh production facility.”

“It will take some time to go to 10 GWh [annualized] Productivity, ”Musk added, adding that the company expects to reach that capacity in the next 12 months. “Actual production plants are on the order of 200 GWh or more over time.”

Musk’s comments about the challenges of high-volume production come from many years of productive experience, many of which include challenging years. As I noted two days ago, Tesla’s 10 GWh “pilot plant” is actually there The 13th largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world If online tomorrow. So, Tesla hopes to send out a significant influx of battery cells in the coming months, which will be called a full-fledged factory or “pilot” plant. Meanwhile, it has far bigger plans than that, plans to become the largest lithium-ion battery manufacturer in the world.

To learn more about these topics, I recommend reading:

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Zachary Shahan One word at a time tries to help society. He spends most of his time here Cleantechnica As its Director, Chief Editor and CEO. Jack is recognized worldwide as an expert in electric vehicle, solar energy and energy storage. He has demonstrated cleantech at conferences in India, UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Canada and Curacao. Zach has long-term investments in NIOs [NIO], Tesla [TSLA], And Xpeng [XPEV]. But he does not offer any investment advice (explicitly or implicitly).