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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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Tesla 4680 Cell: Thermal Analysis Suggests Unique Cooling System Design

The analysis suggests that Tesla might integrate the cooling into the body. We consulted a mechanical engineer and heat transfer specialist* to get his opinion on how Tesla might design the cooling system for its new 4680 integrated battery system. The analysis suggests that Tesla might integrate the cooling into the body/ battery. No more cooling snake. Background On Battery …
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Tesla / Maxwell: It Seems Mainstream News Coverage Has Missed The Mark

It may not be about battery tech, but instead, an increased rate of production and capital savings. Tesla — and essentially all other automakers — are dealing with battery cell constraints. While most mainstream articles point to the Tesla / Maxwell acquisition’s worth when it comes to battery tech and energy density, Maxwell’s solvent-free electrode …