BMW Group has come out and publicly stated that its future success in a competitive EV market relies heavily on “powerful, innovative, and sustainably produced” battery cells. When BMW’s Neue Klasse (new class) EV architecture launches in 2025, the German automaker says the EV platforms will utilize newly developed 46-mm-diameter battery cells, the same larger design Tesla is using.
Tesla 4680 Cell Stories September 9
Tesla 4680 Cell Stories September 6
Tesla is still having some issues in ramping up production of its new 4680 battery cell and especially its dry-coating technology, according to an interesting albeit strange new report.
Tesla 4680 Cell Stories July 18
Less than a week after start of production for its first scaled electric hypercar, Rimac Group continues to expand its growing EV battery business, offering a one-two punch in a relatively nascent industry. Rimac is reportedly developing 46mm battery cells of various heights, similar to Tesla’s more energy dense 4680 cells that have recently begun rolling out in its EVs.
Tesla 4680 Cell Stories June 10
Early experiences with the new Tesla Model Y with 4680 cells and a structural battery pack are showing some impressive potential for faster charging and better energy density.
Tesla 4680 Cell Stories June 1
Tesla 4680 Cell Stories May 11
Tesla has asked Panasonic to speed up its development of the 4680 battery cell, which is going to power its next-gen electric vehicles.
The Japanese manufacturer is reportedly still looking for a location for a US factory.
Tesla 4680 Cell Stories February 18
Tesla has announced that it has produced 1 million of its next-generation 4680 battery cell at its pilot factory in California.
The announcement comes as Tesla is expected to start deliveries of its new Model Y equipped with its 4680 cell and structural battery pack.
Tesla 4680 Cell Stories January 28
Tesla gave an update on the status of its in-house production of the 4680 battery cell. The company didn’t want to confirm a production capacity, but it did say that it doesn’t expect to have supply constraints from it this year.
Tesla 4680 Cell Stories October 25, 2021
Panasonic has today unveiled its new 4680 battery cell built for Tesla and it plans to start “test production” early next year.
Tesla 4680 Cell Stories October 20, 2021
Tesla 4680 Cell Stories July 26, 2021
Tesla has released a rare update on 4680 battery cell production, which is critical to launching the automaker’s upcoming new electric vehicle programs.
The company confirms that there’s still some work to do.
Tesla 4680 Cell Stories July 13, 2021
LG Energy Solutions and Samsung SDI have both reportedly completed the first sample cells of Tesla’s 4680 battery cell as they eye a big contract from the automaker.
Tesla 4680 Cell Stories September 22, 2020
Tesla has unveiled its new battery cell, now known as the 4680, at its Battery Day event.
The new cell is bigger, offers six times the power of Tesla’s previous cells, and five times the energy capacity.