So, 4,416 cells.The Model 3 is using four long ‘planks’ of cells, with the two outer ones containing 23 cells (each of these has 46 small cylindrical cells in it) and the two inner ones containing 25. The smaller modules weigh 191 lbs and the larger ones weigh 207 lbs.
The cells are produced in Sparks, NV at the Gigafactory, I believe.So, 4,416 cells.
At 5,000 cars per week, Fremont is outputting 22,080,000 cells per week (inside of cars). Man, that blows my mind.
So a small leap of logic means that to sustain that car production rate, the Gigafactody outputs a similar number to keep Fremont firing Model 3s out.
But is that “machine gun fast”, as Elon states it would?
2,190 cells per minute
37 cells per second
Wikipedia says this qualifies as machine-gun fast: “typically at a rate of 300 rounds per minute or higher”.
This assumes 24/7 production and ignores Model S/X and storage products.
So, it might be quite useless, but I had a good time!
Yup. I was saying that the Fremont factory was was outputting that many cells out of the factory inside of completed Model 3s.The cells are produced in Sparks, NV at the Gigafactory, I believe.
It makes sense and I totally agree. It is pretty impressive what they are accomplishing.Yup. I was saying that the Fremont factory was was outputting that many cells out of the factory inside of completed Model 3s.
Said another way, the Gigafactory in Nevada is providing enough cells at a high enough rate for Fremont to be packaging that many in completed Model 3s.
If that makes sense. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯