Tesla has introduced a significant milestone within the ramp of the 4680 battery cell at Giga Texas, confirming it has produced 10 million cells on the plant.
Tesla has been constructing 4680 cells for a number of years after unveiling the tech behind the battery in late 2020. Initially beginning manufacturing on the Kato Street facility in Northern California close to the Fremont Manufacturing unit, Tesla expanded 4680 manufacturing the Gigafactory Texas after car manufacturing started and has been utilizing the batteries within the All-Wheel-Drive Mannequin Y.
Tesla has been promoting these Mannequin Ys for over a yr now, and the ramp-up of 4680 tech has continued.
After aiming to start manufacturing of 4680 cells in Q3 2022, Tesla has evidently ramped the manufacturing of the battery up significantly, asserting it has constructed 10 million cells in Texas earlier as we speak.
Produced our 10 millionth 4680 cell at Giga Texas this week! pic.twitter.com/0x2CNoDvCR
— Tesla (@Tesla) June 16, 2023
The ten million cells produced are sufficient to construct roughly 12,000 Mannequin Y automobiles.
Exterior of Texas, Tesla is hoping to proceed ramping up 4680 manufacturing to complement automobiles that can be fitted with these packs.
In Fremont, California, Tesla simply leased a large 210,000+ sq. foot facility that can be used for 4680 manufacturing, serving to to get extra vehicles with the breakthrough battery tech on the highway.
Final yr, CEO Elon Musk mentioned 4680 could be an “vital” a part of Tesla’s plans in 2023. Evidently, ramping up manufacturing of the cells and getting extra 4680 packs into the corporate’s electrical automobiles is a aim shifting ahead, and hopefully Tesla can attain a degree the place they don’t seem to be restricted with what number of automobiles they will construct as cell constraints have been an industry-wide problem for years.
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