Tesla revealed that its cumulative manufacturing of 4680-type cylindrical battery cells on the Giga Texas web site reached 10 million models.
The corporate connected a picture of the workforce, celebrating the milestone, which is essential for the way forward for many EV tasks.
“Produced our 10 millionth 4680 cell at Giga Texas this week!”
At the moment, Tesla produces the 4680-type battery cells on the Kato Street pilot facility in Fremont, California (close to the Tesla Manufacturing facility) and on the Giga Texas plant.
The 4680-type batteries are used solely in a single model of the Tesla Mannequin Y (AWD), produced in Texas, however are anticipated for use additionally in different variations and fashions, together with the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck pickup.
We do not know the present manufacturing price of the 4680-type cells or the whole cumulative manufacturing. On December 25, Tesla introduced that the manufacturing price amounted to 868,000 per week (equal to over 1,000 vehicles).
Assuming a median degree of 1 million models per week (only for reference), the corporate can be at round 25 million models since December. It is believed that one Tesla Mannequin Y AWD is supplied with 828 battery cells, so it might be sufficient for a minimum of 30,000 vehicles. That is excluding 2021-2022 manufacturing (doubtlessly one other 10 million models and 10,000+ vehicles).
Tesla’s 4680-type cylindrical battery cells milestones:
Troy Teslike, assumes that Tesla at present may have the ability to produce a number of million 4680-type cells per 30 days. That is so much – doubtlessly as much as 0.5 gigawatt-hours (GWh) per 30 days (just a few GWh per 12 months), however nonetheless only a fraction of what the corporate wants for the Tesla Mannequin Y (to modify from 2170-type batteries to 4680-type in different variations on a mass scale) and the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck.
Potential, unofficial 4680-type cell utilization:
- Tesla Mannequin Y AWD: 828 cells per pack (67.3 kWh)
- Tesla Cybertruck Commonplace Vary: 1,232 cells per pack (100 kWh)