Tesla Vice President Jerome Guillen has confirmed in an interview that the battery cells that will produced in Gigafactory will be larger than usual. Rumored to be the typ 26650 format that let you use the same machinery as used for the type 18650 with minor changes. Article in German: Tesla stellt in Gigafactory nicht Batteriezellen vom Typ 18650 her - manager magazin Translate to english with Google translate: They are the secret to success of U.S. electric carmaker Tesla: The powerful Panasonic batteries cells type 18650, which is also found in laptops. In his planned mega-battery factory but CEO Elon Musk wants to produce other batteries, as manager magazin learned online. A car that is powered by electricity from Laptop batteries? Since managers had established car manufacturers for a long time laughing heartily. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk sat at the plan, built Roadster and Model S with the simple but powerful Panasonic cells type 18650 The cars struck a market, the observer no longer joked. But now Musk apparently verbschiedet of his success cells as manager magazin learned online. In his planned Gigafactory - a monstrous battery factory in the Nevada desert - will, according to the information build larger memory hurtling resolved corporate leaders. "In the Gigafactory they are other batteries than the previous 18,650 cells use", according to industry sources. "They will be a greater dimension, will deliver more energy per cell." Tesla Vice President Jerome Guillen confirmed changes compared to manager magazin online : "Let's say the batteries will be optimized, also in terms of their performance." With larger cells Tesla could save a lot of money especially. And that is what matters for the company now: The battery production will be significantly cheaper in the new factory - at least 30 percent. For Musk wants to equip with the batteries be mass model "Model 3", which is to 2017 or 2018 to be launched . Used Tesla larger cells, such as type 26650, the company saves on the one hand material for the case of memory. The diameter of this cylindrical battery is 26 millimeters in 8 millimeters longer, the height 65 millimeters equal. Above all, fewer cells would be needed for the battery pack of a car. So far, Tesla built more than 7000 cells of the type 18650 for a 85-kilowatt-hour storage in the Model S. With the type 26650 cells this number could be reduced to about half, according to expert circles. So a cheaper and more efficient production is possible: For each cell must be in the factory for hours to be charged in a special machine for the first time. The fewer cells, the less these machines are needed and the faster a battery pack is ready for use in the car. "The investment costs could be halved in this area, the production rate could double," says battery expert Andreas crediting the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. At the same time Tesla would not deviate from its battery-success recipe. So the larger cells should be filled with approximately the same as the old Chemiemixtur. It allows 30-40 percent higher energy density of Tesla batteries in comparison to its competitors. The larger cells also could be connected together quite similar and protect as the 18650. "They will be positioned more highly parallel", it called in industry circles. Tesla Partners Panasonic should endorse the size conversion without complaint. The Japanese have other conceivable formats already on offer. Panasonic, for the production of new, larger cells use the same machines as for the production of 18650 cells. The machines must be for only slightly adjusted. Therefore, the necessary machinery in large numbers were built for the Gigafactory, crediting is convinced. The market power of Tesla was so great that it simply worth. How much can Tesla actually reduce the battery cost? Odds are professionals but how much Tesla can really reduce the cost of batteries at the end. "Very large jumps are not possible for Tesla at the cost, it now comes on every penny," says crediting. An advantage brings the giant Tesla probably work in any case: Lower logistics costs. Because of the raw material processing on the cell production to compile and test the battery pack everything to take place under one roof. Currently, the cost is according to the company at 200 to $ 300 per kilowatt hour. A target price of about $ 130, as Guillen suggests him interviewed by manager magazin online, but in industry circles is considered extremely ambitious. "This is for the time being nothing." However, given a weak competition in the battery market is perhaps not necessary, says crediting. "If Tesla built this factory, the company has a dominant position."