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Elon Musk confirms Tesla’s new structural battery and cells are first going to Model Y at Giga Berlin

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.

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Tesla’s 1100-HP, 520+-Mile Model S Plaid to Get New 4680 Battery

From Car and Driver

  • Tesla announced at Battery Day that it has opened preorders for the $139,990 Model S Plaid.

  • The Model S Plaid has 1100 horsepower and can do zero to 60 mph in less than two seconds, CEO Elon Musk claimed.

  • The vehicle has a range of 520 miles, besting Lucid’s upcoming Air.

Update 10/2/20: In a Twitter exchange, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the Model S Plaid will be equipped with the structural battery and more efficient 4680 cells the company announced during its Battery Day event in September. The new battery pack and cells will increase efficiency while lowering weight and increasing the rigidity of the vehicle according to Tesla. It also explains the 520-plus mile range expected from the Model S variant.

At its Battery Day event on September 22, right at the end and just ahead of the Q&A, CEO Elon Musk introduced

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Tesla to Cut Price on Chinese Model 3 With CATL Battery

(Bloomberg) — Tesla Inc. is set to launch its first Model 3 sedan equipped with cheaper batteries in China as soon as Thursday, allowing it to cut the cost of vehicles and boost sales in the world’s largest electric-vehicle market, people familiar with the matter said.

The mass-market Model 3s with the new batteries from a Chinese supplier will sell for 249,900 yuan ($36,800) after government subsidies, bringing the starting price of Tesla’s basic model down by almost 10%, one of the people said. The cheapest current models are 271,550 yuan after subsidies.



a person standing in front of a building: China Weighs Cuts to Electric-Car Subsidies It Just Extended


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China Weighs Cuts to Electric-Car Subsidies It Just Extended

An advertisement for the Tesla Model 3 is displayed at a dealership in Shanghai.

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Tesla’s new powertrains are expected to include a cobalt-free lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery made by Ningde, Fujian-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. The battery has a

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Tesla Model 3 with 100,000 miles shows extreme low cost and minimal battery degradation

Today we take a look at one of the first Tesla Model 3 cars with 100,000 miles, and the owner’s experience with service, maintenance, and battery degradation.

There are quite a few high-mileage Tesla vehicles out there.

I have a Tesla Model X with over 400,000 miles on it.

But there are not that many Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, which are Tesla’s latest-generation vehicles, with 6-figure mileage yet.

Kazi Imam has one of the first Model 3s with more than 100,000 miles, and he talked to Electrek about his experience with the electric car to date.

He put 100,000 miles on the 2018 Model 3 Long Range in just over two years:

Imam told Electrek that he was quite impressed by the cost of ownership of the Model 3.

Over 100,000 miles, which would take the average driver six years to travel, the Model 3 only cost him

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