Battery day predictions

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I am not going to claim I understand everything in this video however I am really interested in the battery technology that will be available for the CT. What do you think we will hear on battery day?
 

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Updates on the million mile battery and higher energy density Maxwell had the ability to reach 300 or 350 w/kg with a path to 500 in near future.

another prediction is efficiently with towing.
Example Tesla semi 620 mile range unloaded and 500 mile range loaded. So i am thinking that might be some insight to how the cybertruck will perform.
 
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Published just today, here is another video predicting Tesla's announcements on battery investor day.
It covers the issue from several angles. If you know battery tech you could skip the first five minutes..
It's pretty matter-of-fact, nothing stood out as being over-hype.


 
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This is a good video. I really liked the graphics and explanation.
 

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Excellent in-depth video and after watching it I had to subscribe to the channel. He has some good content.
 

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Given the Hibar and Maxwell acquisitions I have to think that they will be talking about using those companys' technologies to produce substantially (but not dramatically) higher specific energy batteries, and thus ones at commensurately lower weight and cost and with commensurately less carbon load. They have also patented a new way of packaging and cooling the cells (involving bathing them in a dielectric coolant) and I think that may be announced. The overall effect of this will, I expect, be the availability of longer range vehicles (the advertised 500 mile range of the CT probably depends on this) and shorter range vehicles at reduced price. Longer warranties too?
 

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There is so much that they might cover, it's going to be very exciting to see where Tesla is with batteries. It now appears that they are going to be in a few different spheres with batteries because they need more and more of them. I think they will discuss:
-Cobalt Free for China (CATL)
-Maxwell & HIbar
-Dry Battery mfg (Maxwell)
-SuperCapacitors ? for Semi???
-Work with University researchers (Goodenough & Team in TX, Canada university)
-Batteries for Semi
-Batteries for Plaid
-Batteries for Roadster 2
-Megapacks, Powerwalls, energy storage
-TeraFactory - How to get to 2 Terawatts mfg
-Longer Range
-Lower Costs per kW
-Lower weight
-Local battery mfg at each GF
 

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Well, it's finally April now. Who's excited for Battery Day! :unsure:

(Although I'm anticipating a delay due to COVID-19). Stay safe everyone! 😷
 
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