Panasonic Has Provided Tesla With 4680 Battery Samples
Jun 02,2022 | Chloe Lacour
On June 2, according to media reports, Tesla’s battery supplier Panasonic said it had provided Tesla with samples of 4680 batteries.
It is reported that Tesla released the 4680 battery at the "Battery Day" event in 2020. This battery has a diameter of 46mm and a length of 80mm. The power output has been increased by 6 times, and the cruising range has increased by 16%. costs fell by 14%.
Compared to the 2170 cylindrical batteries currently used in the Model 3 and Model Y, the battery has an overall increase of five times the energy density, Tesla said.
Tesla has been producing the new battery in limited quantities at a factory near its Fremont factory. While Tesla can produce its own 4680 cells, it also relies on partners to help meet demand.
In terms of battery supply, Panasonic has been a major partner of Tesla, which produces batteries for Tesla's electric vehicles (including the Model 3) and energy storage products, and is Tesla's "Gigafactory 1" in Nevada. ” (Gigafactory 1) partner.
Kazuo Tadanobu, CEO of Panasonic's energy business, said a test line, pioneered in Japan, made it possible to start mass production of a prototype 4680 battery in May this year.
In addition, Panasonic said it will mass-produce the 4680 battery at its Utayama plant in Japan in the new fiscal year starting in March next year, before shifting production of the battery to North America.