We are able to count on Tesla autos to get a bump in charging pace because the automaker is reportedly about to get new battery cells produced by Panasonic at Gigafactory Nevada with sooner charging capability.
Earlier this yr, Panasonic announced an extra $100 million investment in Gigafactory Nevada, its partnership with Tesla to supply battery cells solely for the electrical automaker.
As a part of the announcement, Panasonic mentioned that it’s going to improve the vitality density of cells produced at Gigafactory Nevada by 5% and the overall output by 10%.
Now we’re studying extra concerning the new cells which can be about to be produced on the manufacturing facility.
Celina Mikolajczak, a former longtime battery skilled at Tesla and now vp of battery expertise at Panasonic Power of North America, gave a chat for Stanford StorageX Worldwide Symposium and launched extra details about the battery cell:
She mentioned that Panasonic is at present (as of October 16) changing its manufacturing traces at Gigafactory Nevada to supply the brand new cells.
However she added that they not solely have 5% increased vitality density — additionally they have “wonderful quick cost efficiency.”
Proper now we’re changing traces to extend vitality density. It’s a fantastic new cell that’s going to be prepared quickly. It received wonderful quick cost efficiency with that elevated vitality density which is actually thrilling.
She didn’t elaborate on when the brand new cells are going to begin delivery out to Tesla, however it’s both already taking place or about to occur quickly.
Gigafactory Nevada produces battery cells for Tesla’s Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y.
These autos just lately received efficiency improvements resulting in longer ranges, which led individuals to assume that Tesla would possibly already be utilizing the brand new battery cells.
Nonetheless, that hasn’t been confirmed but and we haven’t seen a improved fast-charging functionality being examined but.
Tesla Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y autos can already be charged at a prime price hovering round 250 kW, however they’ll’t maintain that for lengthy earlier than tempering down.
Wouldn’t or not it’s superior if the brand new cells enabled Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Y to cost at 250 kW for as much as like 50% state of cost?
That might be a recreation changer.
It might considerably cut back time spent at Supercharger stations — rising the capability of the community with out even having to increase it with sooner chargers.
I could be getting forward of myself right here, however I hope for one thing like that.
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