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Model S Battery Pack - Cost Per kWh Estimate

Discussion in 'TSLA Investor Discussions' started by CapitalistOppressor, Jun 5, 2013.

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  1. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting. It seems that Elon's decision to stick with (for now) a tried and true battery chemistry was the right move. He has an acute sense of when to take a risk and when to be more cautious.
     
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    I agree with you, Tesla probably buys enough silver to deal directly with silver producers (Miners/Refiners) in Canada and Mexico and get out of paying the exchange fee. I don't know enough about the other exchange traded metals Tesla uses to comment so I have to stop with this.
     
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    Elon just said that he will be disappointed if it would take 10 years to get to $100/kWh level!
     
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    And remember his tone, extremely confident. Add to that all the battery improvements in the pipeline they can't fully share yet, but were hinting at, and openly saying EVs will reach price parity with ICEs much earlier than 10 years, I think we have great things ahead in a galaxy very, very close. (Close as in 3-6 years instead of 10-15).
     
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    If someone wishes to see hidden info, like price per kWh on page 18, it is all text, just select it and copy paste somewhere...

    Here is the paste from hidden part of page 18, but this works on all pages:
    Labor 0.07 5.7 3.6%
    Utility 0.07 5.7 3.6%
    Manuf ovhd 0.04 3.3 2.1%
    Yield losses 0.05 4.1 2.6%
    R&D 0.10 8.2 5.1%
    SGA 0.10 8.2 5.1%
    Cell cost 1.94 159 100%
    Profit, 8% 0.16 13 8%
    Price 2.10 172 108%


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    Update: for some parts like page 21 you would had to extract images unfortunately... Extract-from-the-Tesla-battery-report (3).jpg
     
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    #508 Perfectlogic, Nov 27, 2014
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    Interesting.

    Citigroup: solar + battery storage “socketâ€￾ parity in years : Renew Economy
    Well now I know what caused Tesla to spike in the beginning of October, that is a large number.
     
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