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Tesla’s new homemade batteries are in test cars on the road today

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Posted on September 26, 2020 |
Presented by Zachari Shahan

September 26, 2020 Issued by Zachary Shahan


Tesla’s Battery Day presentation is packed with tons of information. At the bottom of this article, I will add a few articles that try to summarize and further explain the Battery Day event. First, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter that the presentation did not make that clear.

The Battery day Presentation Tesla thought it was already making some of its own home-made batteries for use in cars, while others thought Tesla was still far from getting its own cells in the cars, and Tesla already thought of discharging 10 gigawatts of batteries a year and putting them in new Tesla vehicles. Elon Musk has now clarified on Twitter that Tesla’s new batteries are actually in cars on the road today – well, in fact, cars that have been on the road for the past several months. (Keep in mind that Battery Day happened several months ago.) Although it is not 100% clear whether these are just test vehicles or some consumer vehicles, they are still (and logically) referred to as Tesla own test vehicles.

The last line of that tweet also indicates that the company is still far from mass production. Having prototype cells in cars is a minimal achievement in Elon’s view, compared to the high volume production of those cells and the addition of thousands of them to thousands of vehicles each month. It was not the highlight of the presentation because he saw the prototypes as “trivial”.

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. ”

Musk and Tesla CDO Drew Bacchino explained where Tesla is today and where it wants to be, regarding Tesla’s battery production capacity and where it currently stands.

“It’s not just a concept or rendering,” Paglino said. “We are starting production of these cells around a corner of our pilot 10 gigawatt plant.”

“It takes a while to reach 10 gigawatt speeds [annualized] Productivity, ”he said, adding that the company expects to reach that capacity within the next 12 months. “The actual production plants will be in the order of 200 gigawatts or more over time.”

Musk’s ideas about the challenges of mass production come from many years of production experience, including many challenging years. But as I mentioned two days ago, Tesla’s 10 GW “pilot plant” will actually be The 13th largest lithium ion battery factory in the world If it is online tomorrow. Therefore, Tesla expects to discharge a significant flow of battery cells within the coming months, even if it is a complete factory or so-called “pilot” plant. Meanwhile, there are even bigger projects than that, which could even become the world’s largest lithium ion battery manufacturer.

To learn more about these topics, I recommend reading:

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Zachary Shahan Trying to help the community with one word at a time. He spends most of his time here Clean Technica Its Director, Chief Editor and CEO. Zach is globally recognized as an expert in electric vehicle, solar and energy storage. He has presented about Clientech at conferences in India, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Canada and Curaao. Zach has long-term investments in NIO [NIO], Tesla [TSLA], And Xpeng [XPEV]. But he did not offer any investment advice (explicitly or implicitly).




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