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'Real Concern' for EV Maker Is Quality of 2170 Battery Cells

This must be why Tesla has not Switched over to the new 2170 Battery Cells for the Model S & X cars.
Maybe this will be tied in with the interior update for the Model S & X. The new cells should help to increase the range of both S & X cars.

Tesla’s Problem—Model 3 Batteries: Oppenheimer

'Real Concern' for EV Maker Is Quality of 2170 Battery Cells
Oppenheimer's note works to negate the buzz generated by news of Musk's plans to boost production to 6,000 Model 3s per week by June, driving growth by adding 400 employees per week and starting 24/7 operations.

"The real concern for us ultimately is how many batteries they can make that fit the specs," said Rusch on CNBC. He indicated that Tesla faces quality issues with the 2170 battery cells, which are made specifically for the Model 3 and are not used in its other cars. "We think that is the real bottleneck here," he added. (See also: Excessive Automation at Tesla Was a Mistake: Musk.)

Read more: Tesla’s Problem—Model 3 Batteries: Oppenheimer | Investopedia Tesla’s Problem—Model 3 Batteries: Oppenheimer
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Dec 28, 2007
Sandy Munro was pretty impressed with the quality of the Model 3 cells. See the latest Autoline Detroit Show from yesterday.

The author linked above did not even say what the alledged quality issue was. I smell BS. Piled high and deep.

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