Published on September 26, 2020 |
By Zachary Shahn
September 26, 2020 By Zachary Shahn
Tesla’s Battery Day presentation packed with a ton of information. At the bottom of this article, we will add some published articles that have tried to summarize, explain and illustrate the Battery Day event. First, though, there is an issue that was not made clear in the presentation that Tesla CEO Elon Musk only confirmed on Twitter.
This Bat Bat Day At the presentation some people thought that Tesla was already building some of its home batteries for use in Tesla cars, others thought that Tesla was still far from getting its own cells into the car, and others left thinking that Tesla already It is pumping only 10 gigawatts. – Batteries for several hours a year and load them into new Tesla vehicles. Elon Musk just clarified on Twitter that Tesla’s new batteries are in fact in cars on the road today – well, really, those cars that have been on the road for the last several months. (Remember that Barry Tree Day was supposed to happen a few months ago.) While it’s not 100% clear whether these are just test vehicles or some consumer vehicles) Is Tesla.
Suppliers. We’re only doing high energy nickel manually, at least for now. Also, perhaps the presentation didn’t make it clear that we actually have our cells in the car driving car for many months. Prototypes are trivial, volume production is difficult.
– Elon Musk (elonmusk) September 26, 2020
The last line of that tweet also indicates that the company is still away from mass production. Having prototype cells in the car in Elon’s eyes is a minimal achievement, compared to the challenge of producing high volumes of those cells and gaining access to thousands of vehicles every month. That’s because he sees the prototypes as “trivial,” which wasn’t the highlight of that presentation.
For more information on these cells, Kyle Field wrote an in-depth piece for us that I recommend reading: “All you need to know about Tesla’s new 4680 battery cell”
About Tesla’s battery production capacity and where it is at the moment, Musk and Tesla CTO Drew Baglino explained where Tesla is today and what it intends to be in the near future.
“This isn’t just a concept or a rendering,” Baglino said. “We are starting production of these cells around these corners at our pilot 10 GWh production facility.”
“It will take some time for 10 GWh to go [annualized] Production capacity, ”Kasturi added, adding that the company expects to reach that production capacity in the next 12 months. “Actual production plants will be on orders for 200 GWh or more.”
Musk’s comments about the challenges of high-volume production come from many years of production experience, including some challenging years. But as I noted two days ago, Tesla’s 10 GWh “pilot plant” will actually be The 13th largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world If it were online tomorrow. Therefore, Tesla expects a significant influx of battery sales in the coming months, whether it is a full-fledged factory or a “pilot” plant. Meanwhile, it has many bigger plans than that, plans that could also make it the world’s largest lithium ion battery manufacturer.
For more on these issues, I recommend reading:
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