It's public information that Tesla has signed a new contract with Panasonic covering the next 4 years for 2 billion battery cells for 7 billion dollars. That works out to $3.5 per cell, which seems high compared to some of the research done on these forums. If there's approx. 7000 cells in a model s that works out to $24,500 per car. (at least for the S85's), and 285,000 cars over 4 years or say 75,000 to 80,000 per year when averaging in the S60 models. It seems almost impossible that the 3.1 cell will continue for the next 4 years. It's almost certainly going to be replaced with a 4.0 cell, etc, and it stands to reason that this contract is actually (mostly) such cells and hence the seemingly high price. The same S85 would need only 5425 cells at a cost of $19,000 per car, and also puts it closer to 400,000 cars over 4 years. Taking 100,000 cars x $80,000 ASP with a 30% margin (what Elon is actually shooting for if you look at his stock compensation options) and you get 2.4B. Considering that the growth story will be the same at that point with the Gen III around the corner, if the stock has the same multiple as it has today, doesn't that mean a 96B market cap in the next year or two?