Panasonic Delays Commercial Production of Tesla’s 4680 Battery Cells

Panasonic announced on Wednesday a delay in the commercial production of its 4680 battery cells, a key component in Tesla’s electric cars, pushing back the start of operations to between April and September 2024. This is a significant deviation from their earlier plan to initiate production between April 2023 and March 2024, reports Reuters. The […]

Tesla Can Now Make Enough 4680 Batteries for 1,000 Cars Per Week

Tesla recently hit a new milestone in the production of its next-generation 4680 battery cells, manufacturing a whopping 868,000 cells in a week for the first time ever. That’s enough to make 4680 battery packs for 1,000 cars. “Congrats to the 4680 cell team on achieving 868k cells built in the last 7 days—equal to […]

Tesla Model Y with 4680 Cells is Highly Repairable, Repair Manual Shows

Kevin Chau (@kchau), who makes a hobby of scouring service manuals and related documentation to find interesting information, recently found that the front and rear castings, among other things, of Tesla’s new Model Y design with 4680 cells and a structural battery pack are highly repairable (and can even be replaced). The new structural battery […]

Rumor: Tesla Model 3/Y to Get Major Battery Upgrades in 2023

Twitter user and Tesla enthusiast Chris Zheng (@ChrisZheng001) on Saturday shared a rumor claiming that the Model 3 and Model Y will get a major upgrade sometime next year. It looks like the Tesla Model 3/Y will be followed by a massive update. – The RWD version will have two new batteries, the LFP blade […]

Tesla on Path to Cut Model Y 4680 Battery Costs in Half, Say Experts

Implementing Tesla’s 4680 battery cell has been quite the process, but some experts say the end result could chop battery pack pricing by as much as half once it enters mass production. Tesla could cut Model Y battery costs in half with the introduction of the 4680 battery cell, according to several sources familiar with […]
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Tesla Confirms 4680 Battery Packs Can Be Recycled

For those wondering about Tesla’s 4680 structural battery pack—which is posing to be very difficult to open by third parties—yes, it can be recycled. Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed the company’s 4680 structural battery pack found in the Texas-made Model Y, can indeed be recycled. “No problem to recycle the 4680 pack. Just think of […]

First Teardown: Tesla’s 4680 Battery Pack is Full of Pink Glue [VIDEO]

Sandy “Teardown Titan” Munro’s team gave us our first look inside a production Tesla Model Y’s 4680 structural battery pack in a teaser video shared on Twitter. We are cracking open the 4680 battery pack! Video coming soon… #MunroLive #TeardownTitan #Tesla #Battery #ElectricVehicle pic.twitter.com/WY8GJYRgDu — Munro Live (@live_munro) July 8, 2022 Munro & Associates is […]

Tesla Shows Off Model Y With 4680 and More at ‘IdeenExpo’ in Germany

According to Tesla enthusiast @tesla_adri, the electric vehicle (EV) maker has set up a booth at the “IdeenExpo” in Hannover, Germany. The company is showing off the cross section of a Model Y chassis with a structural battery pack featuring its new 4680 battery cells, as well as a solar-powered range extender trailer at the […]

Tesla Removes Model Y 4680 ‘Acceleration Boost’ Upgrade

After offering an Acceleration Boost upgrade for Tesla’s Model Y with 4680 battery pack, the electric automaker has since removed it, as of today, according to YouTube channel Spoken Reviews. Around June 12 or so, the option to purchase the Acceleration Boost was available for $2,000 USD, for Spoken Review’s Model Y AWD with 4680 […]