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Apple Plans To Use Tesla Battery Storage Systems At CA Solar Farm

Apple’s new energy storage project was designed with Tesla’s battery tech in mind. While reports say Apple’s project with Tesla was quietly approved last year, Apple has just officially announced that it’s building a battery energy storage facility at its solar farm in Northern California. The solar farm has been in play since 2015, though the announcement about the …
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Tesla Secures New Lithium Supply Deal

Tesla’s battery supply is getting a bump from a new five-year partnership with China’s Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co. Sichuan Yahua, a wholly-owned subsidiary Yaan Lithium, announced the deal Tuesday. Reuters reported a Shenzhen Stock Exchange filing that showed the company put the total value of the contract at $630-$880 million over 2021-25. Tesla started production at …
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New Cells Boost Tesla Model 3 Battery Capacity To 82 kWh

Increased energy density leads to a higher capacity. According to the discussion on reddit.com/r/TeslaMotors, the recently refreshed Tesla Model 3 is equipped with more energy dense battery cells (by several percent) and a total capacity of 82 kWh. The precise number reportedly was found in Tesla’s papers related to importing the Model 3 LR AWD to Germany, according to reddit user Corio13, …
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Tesla To Get Faster-Charging Energy-Dense Battery Cells From Panasonic

Panasonic has already started converting production lines at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 to produce the new, improved cells. According to information from a recent lecture for the Stanford StorageX International Symposium, Panasonic‘s new battery cells not only offer greater energy density, but also have improved fast-charging performance. This means Tesla’s future vehicles will charge faster, but we have no …
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Musk Says Giga Berlin Will Be Testbed For New Tesla Technologies

The German Model Y will have 4680 batteries, the new body structure, and more. Elon Musk clarified a lot of previous doubts we had with a single tweet. The main one was why Fremont did not get the “world’s most advanced paint shop” before Giga Berlin if it still produces vehicles with paint issues. Apparently, Tesla wants to use the German …
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Elon Musk: Tesla Model S Plaid To Have Structural Battery, 4680 Cells

And the latest 4680 lithium-ion cells will make up the structure. Elon Musk has confirmed today that the upcoming Tesla Model S Plaid, scheduled for late 2021, will be equipped with the all-new structural battery pack, consisting of the all-new 4680 lithium-ion cells, announced at Tesla Battery Day. Tesla‘s CEO answered Whole Mars Catalog’s question “will plaid s have a …