CATL. Tesla in Maxi order for LFP batteries

CATL.  Tesla in Maxi order for LFP batteries

Tesla Have ambitious development plans Its Gigafactory in China plays a fundamental role in this strategy. Of course, the goal is to further increase production. However, in order to do so, the car manufacturer must have access to sufficient supply of batteries. According to Chinese press reports, Elon Musk’s company has ordered a Maxi Supply of LFP (Lithium-Iron-Phosphate) Battery to your supplier CATL.

According to what is learned, the sequence will be even a ben 45 GWh. These accumulators, please note, are used in Standard Range Model Produced in a sugar factory. Considering that the Model 3 standard range is equipped with a 55 kWh battery and the Model Y standard range with a 60 kWh accumulator, it can be estimated that this supply of CATL would allow the manufacture of 700-800 thousand of these electric cars. can give.

This is actually a very significant number, considering that in the first 9 months of 2021, Tesla delivered just over 620,000 cars. However, the US company has also highlighted that it has acquired a Production capacity of one million cars per year. With the entry of Gigafactories into operations in Germany and Texas, the capacity will further increase. This order given to CATL is in line with the statements of Elon Musk, who repeatedly asked his colleagues to do more to increase the level of supply of batteries. Clearly, the US company is preparing to significantly increase its production during 2022 thanks to the expansion of its other sites. According to the report, 1.5 million cars are being talked about next year.

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In any case, LFP accumulators will be increasingly important to Tesla’s strategy. In fact, the manufacturer has announced that the standard range models are also produced outside of China. will be equipped with these batteries. Accumulators manufactured with this technology have some advantages which include improved reliability and durability over time and all but lower production costs. However, they provide low energy density and suffer more from cold weather.

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