The entire automotive industry. So make sure you watch the video till the end to know all the details as this one will surely blow your mind. Let’s get started as the new 4680 battery cells have a completely different architecture.
To become a table cell as this new form factor removes the tab. For those of you who don’t know, battery tabs provide the connection between several layers of the current collector plate and external target sources. With this new architecture, Tesla can increase the energy density while maintaining the same thermal power.
Characteristics of small cells. These new battery cells will also improve the power-to-weight ratio, streamline the manufacturing process and reduce costs. Let’s say Tesla really wants to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. In that case, they will have to install more electric vehicles than ever before, which means.
Need to make more and more batteries. Tesla aims to grow at a consistent 40 to 50 percent per year rate, and the only thing stopping Tesla from selling a million vehicles per year right now is battery cells. Tesla isn’t just making electric vehicles.
We are also focusing on our energy storage business. So to solve this scalability problem, Tesla is always working extremely hard on designing new solutions to existing problems, and that solution lies in their new battery cell format.
Tesla will not reduce battery cell purchases from Panasonic, LG and CATL. But Tesla needs more batteries to meet the ever-increasing demand for electric vehicles around the world. We know Elon Musk’s obsession with first principles thinking, and it’s clear from these new ideas about battery cells because Tesla is starting from scratch with these new battery cells.
This table architecture of new battery cells will also have a direct impact on increasing the scale of manufacturing, which will mean that Tesla has finally figured out the economics of a larger scale with the new 4680 cells. This is the reason we still don’t have cyber trucks.
If Tesla were to build it today, it would cost them over a million dollars because Tesla still didn’t know a way to produce these new 4680 cells to reach economies of scale. If you are still confused as to why Tesla has named its 4680 cells this time.
These giant cells have a diameter of 46 millimeters and a height of about 80 millimeters. We’re seeing a five-fold improvement in energy storage and a six-fold increase in power, and this new form factor alone will deliver a nearly 16 percent increase in range, which is exciting news for everyone with range anxiety.
So these new Table 4680 cells are basically better than the current cells used by Tesla in their vehicles. Yes, these cells are bigger, but removing the tabs will actually make it easier for electrons to move around inside the cell compared to the current 2170 cells. We are also seeing a change in chemistry with these new battery cells.
Tesla is re-imagining cathode production as Tesla’s new high nickel cathode eliminating the need for cobalt altogether. Yes, we all know that cobalt is a great anchor for the cathode, but it comes with serious problems.