Tesla’s Musk hints of battery capacity jump ahead of industry event
Tesla’s chief government Elon Musk has urged the U.S. electrical maker is also ready to fabricate longer-life batteries with five hundredth additional energy density in 3 to four years. “400 Wh/kg *with* high cycle life, created in volume (not simply a lab) isn't the way. in all probability three to four years,” Musk tweeted on Mon before its anticipated “Battery Day” event wherever Tesla is anticipated to reveal however it's improved its battery performance.
Researchers have aforementioned the energy density of Panasonic’s “2170” batteries employed in Tesla’s Model three is around 260Wh/kg, which means a five hundredth jump from the present energy density that is essential to achieving an extended golf range.
Tesla aforementioned its Battery Day can surface on a similar day as its 2020 annual meeting of shareholders on Sept. 22.
The electric car maker additionally showed a background image wherever a variety of dots area unit clustered in line formations, sparking speculation among media and fans regarding what it'll reveal at the event.
South Korean battery knowledgeable Park Chul-wan aforementioned the image might hint at “silicon nanowire anode,” a breakthrough technology that will probably increase each battery energy density and battery life sharply.
Panasonic firm earlier told Reuters that it plans to spice up the energy density of the initial “2170” battery cells it provides to Tesla by two-hundredths in 5 years.
Tesla is additionally operating with China’s modern Amperex Technology to introduce a replacement cheap, the long battery in its Model three sedan in China later this year or early next year, with the batteries designed to last for 1,000,000 miles of use, Reuters according to in might.
A very “limited variety of stockholders” are ready to attend the Sept. twenty-two events because of pandemic-related restrictions, Tesla said, and a lottery is command to pick attendees.