Nitpick but an important one given the recent battery events with LG Chem pouch cells. The CATL LFP packs use prismatic cells not pouch cells.The CATL LFP pack cars have pouch cells not 2170's
The chemistry is well different though and they are much more stable and safer
Tesla's LFP batteries are from CATL, not LG. They are prismatic, but not the same design as LG. Not even close.
The Bolt batteries have NMC cathodes - nickel/magnesium/cobalt.
The LFP batteries have iron cathodes.
Wholly different ends of the spectrum as far as composition is concerned.
Have no concerns. None at all.
I dont know, but someone will probably try. If I were into this sort of thing (I am not) I would look to see if there was precedent for someone suing an ICE manufacturer for an ICE vehicle not being able to achieve EPA rated numbers under any circumstances.
If tesla provided a monroney that says 262 but their EPA filing for the car provided shows the delivered vehicle "can never" reach that, even under EPA testing..... shrug.
This is one of those things where Tesla's ineptitude for details really hurts them, because the monroney for these vehicles should state the EPA estimate for the battery thats in the vehicle (so these should not say 262 if thats not what testing shows).
User @Blackbart said "Everyone says the sticker says 262...." It doesnt matter what "everyone says" it matters what was on @Blackbart 's specific monroney sticker. If they didnt get one (because tesla doesnt give them out when they are supposed to), they should get one and see what it says. "everyone says the sticker says" isnt relevant.
Any chemistry can use any form factor.I'm coming from a Chevy Bolt and leaving for obvious reasons. On the Bolt forums, many of us are moving over to Model 3s. Whenever someone posts they are moving to a model 3 LFP, people are commenting that we will have the same issues as the Bolt. They claim the LFP is the same pouch design (and possibly made by LG?) as the Bolt.
Is any of this true or is it all hogwash? I read the NCA uses cylindrical battery cell design, but does anyone know about the LFP? Is what these people on the forums saying true at all? They just keep pushing it that anyone buying an LFP will have the same risks as the Bolt, but at double the price (teeeheee!!).