LG Chem, CATL and Panasonic make batteries for Tesla. On battery day Elon and Drew pointed out many cost reductions with regards to cell production cost. They spoke about bringing down their dollar cost average. But these other manufacturers are not selling Tesla cells at cost. There is a margin on top. Tesla would be […]
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More Tesla Battery Savings – Margin
NIO Swappable Battery – Good Idea?
Tesla Batteries – The Ramp Has Begun
Concerned by Elon’s statements that batteries will take 2 years to see good ramp? Don’t be. If batteries were in final stages of optimization, then Tesla still wouldn’t be able to drop them in to all the Gigafactories. The original thought behind Gigafactory 1 Nevada was to make it enormous to produce more batteries than […]
54% Range Increase 56% $ / KWH Reduction 69% Reduction in Investment / GWH Well done Tesla. Well done.
Cell to Body
Improved mass, increased range, improved structural performance and by aligning the centre of gravity to the middle of the vehicle, there should be noticeably better handling.
1 TWh in Less Space
Path to Footprint Reduction and 7X Line Output
10X Reduction in footprint 10X Reduction in energy The Gigafactory Nevada has not seen expansion since about 2017. Now 3 years later we know that in the same space you can product 7X the number of cells. I don’t think they mean that they can do 7X the output in 1/10 the space, because that […]