The Tesla Giga Texas complex, which houses an automated 4680 battery production facility, is visible in the images above. This is the second factory for Tesla 4680 batteries. The first one is the Fremont, California, 4680 factory prototype. The production of 4680 cells at the prototype factory in California has topped one million. At the Tesla Giga Berlin facility, the third 4680 battery factory is being constructed.
Giga Texas is now producing several Texas Model Ys with the 4680 battery. Additionally, it will be incorporated into the Cybertruck, Tesla Semi tractor, subsequent-generation Roadster, and ultimately the Model 3. The 4680 battery pack is more than simply extra weight; it also helps the car’s structure be more robust.
The structure that will supply the dry cathodes for the on-site battery production plant from raw battery materials supplied by North American miners is shown in the foreground.
According to Tesla, the ideal lithium-ion battery size and configuration is a jelly roll cathode in a 46mm 80mm container. In order to supply Tesla with batteries, Panasonic and CATL have announced the opening of 4680 battery plants in North America.
Tesla is leading the way while many others are just talking the talk when it comes to lithium-ion batteries for automobiles. The Tesla 4680 battery is the result of many years of design, testing, and prototype automated production.
Thanks to Jim Ringold.
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