I believe LR and Performance models for Europe are still being produced in Fremont. Only the SR+ (using LFP battery) for Europe has been confirmed to be coming from China.Does anyone know about the Fremont battery being better than the Chinese one on the M3 LT AWD? I am worried I will get a Chinese one - I don't have a VIN yet (though I do have text message to say I'm allocated to a car)
The main disadvantage of LFP over LiCo (Fremont based battery) is energy density which is nominally 15% lower due to lower peak voltage. I don't know if Chinese built LR and Performance are confirmed to use LFP batteries. There may not be enough physical space (without a redesign) to provide the previous battery capacity. With the SR+, the battery area was under utilized allowing for putting slightly larger physical size LFP battery.
Otherwise LFP has many advantages: less prone to thermal runaway; can be fully charged to max voltage (100%) without increased degradation; cheaper ( no nickel or cobalt).