Elon Musk has confirmed Tesla’s new structural battery design, and 4680 cells are first going to Model Y, which will be produced at Gigafactory Berlin next year.
We already had a good idea it was happening since Musk teased that Tesla will introduce a “core structural design change” with Model Y produced in Germany, but it’s not confirmed.
The CEO confirmed on Twitter that the new structural battery pack technology will be first implemented in Berlin:
Berlin will use 4680 cell with structural battery pack and front & rear single-piece castings. Also, a new paint system.
Tesla plans to first start Model Y production at Gigafactory Berlin during the second half of 2021.
Musk added that he believes it will take about two years:
Lot of new technology will happen in Berlin, which means significant production risk. Fremont & Shanghai will transition in ~2 years when new tech is proven.