Tesla 4680 battery cell manufacturing ramp kicks into excessive gear in CA

Tesla is getting ready to ramp up 4680 battery cell manufacturing in Fremont, California. The corporate not too long ago signed a lease for a brand new manufacturing facility for important battery expertise that can possible be used for 4680 cell manufacturing. 

Sources accustomed to the matter informed the Business Times that Tesla signed a lease with the commercial actual property funding belief Prologis on a 210,000 sq.ft superior manufacturing facility. One supply shared that the power would help Tesla’s 4680 battery cell manufacturing. 

In Q3 2022, Tesla tripled its 4680 cell manufacturing in comparison with the earlier quarter. Elon Musk and the remainder of the Tesla board mentioned ramping 4680 productions on the third quarter earnings name final 12 months. 

“Yeah, [4680] ramp goes effectively, as Elon mentioned. Complete output is up 3x quarter over quarter, and manufacturing is monitoring to exceed 1,000 automotive cells per week this quarter as we mentioned final quarter. Our focus is now shifting from 100% ramp to price and additional increasing manufacturing capability in North America, as Elon additionally talked about,” Zachary Kirkhon mentioned. 

Tesla has clarified that 4680 cell manufacturing is not going to intrude with its use of 2170 cells. The truth is, Elon Musk and Tesla have said that the corporate will proceed to experiment with completely different cell sizes and chemistries. Tesla additionally plans to proceed working with different battery suppliers, together with its longtime companions Panasonic, LG Power Options, and CATL. 

The EV producer reached a capability of 1,000 4680 cells per week by the tip of the fourth quarter of final 12 months. Tesla plans to extend its 4680 capability by one other 100 GWh with its Giga Nevada growth. 

“Our long-term objective is to get to effectively in extra of 1,000 gigawatt-hours of cells produced internally and proceed to make use of the self cell suppliers. So to be clear, we are going to proceed to make use of different cell suppliers. Simply that the demand for lithium ion batteries is quasi-infinite and will probably be for fairly a while. So we really feel we are able to scale loads sooner utilizing each suppliers and internally produced cells,” said Elon Musk on the This autumn 2022 earnings name. 

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Tesla prepares to ramp 4680 battery cell manufacturing in California