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In short, Tesla managed to get some progress done, but they still have more work to do before achieving any volume production.4680 Battery Update: This is Obviously still the biggest bottleneck in Cybertruck production.
“The 4680 battery cell was unveiled at Tesla’s Battery Day in September 2020.
The automaker presented several new pieces of technology that combined together result in a more energy-dense cell that could reduce costs by 50%.
One of the most significant improvements that 4680 cells bring to the table is the ability to build a structural battery pack that makes the pack part of the vehicle structure – reducing parts, weight, and cost.
Tesla has been running a pilot factory for the new battery cell in Fremont where CEO Elon Musk has been guiding reaching a production capacity of 10 GWh by the end of 2021.
Today, with the release of its Q2 2021 financial results, Tesla released a rare update about its progress toward that goal:
In short, Tesla managed to get some progress done, but they still have more work to do before achieving any volume production.
The 4680 battery cell is expected to power several of Tesla’s upcoming new vehicle programs, including Tesla Semi and Model Y, produced at Gigafactory Texas and Berlin.
Once Tesla has figured production at the Kato facility, it is expected to deploy high volume 4680 battery cell capacity at those new factories under construction.
Tesla has previously disclosed 4680 battery production goals of 100 GWh by 2023 and 3,000 GWh by 2030.”
Once again, this is a reminder that yes Tesla (Elon) is busting butt to try and meet what they have promised, but manufacturing is hard. So there will be delays along the way.
Cybertruck will be here someday....but 2022 is out the window, IMO.
And volume production in 2023 is probably only if Elon hits a half court shot.