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Panasonic to start producing 4680 battery cells for Tesla in 2023

Tesla’s new 4680 cell features a new chemistry that promises to boost efficiency and reduce costs. Now Panasonic says it is investing heavily in the development of the new cell, and plans to start mass production as early as 2023. The new cell is about twice the size of Tesla’s current 2170 cell, but has… Read more »

2021 EV Charging Infrastructure Benchmark: Electrify America top digital platform, Tesla Superchargers top location experience

This year, Blink and Tesla Superchargers were added to the list of charging networks tested in 2020: Electrify America, EVgo, ChargePoint, EV Connect and Greenlots.  Electrify America earned the top score in the Digital Platform category, as well as the top combined score for both categories. Tesla Superchargers received the top score in the Charging… Read more »

Tesla earnings report—new EVs delayed, full speed ahead on humanoid robot

Tesla’s latest earnings report, for the fourth quarter and full year 2021, was another strong one. Deliveries grew by 87% in 2021, earnings per share and revenue each beat analyst estimates by over 6%, and the company claimed that it achieved “the highest quarterly operating margin among all volume OEMs…demonstrating that EVs can be more… Read more »

Tesla’s Fremont factory named the most productive auto plant in North America

Tesla has racked up an impressive collection of superlatives: largest global automaker by market cap; best-selling vehicle in several countries (Switzerland is the latest); and most compelling brand since the Grateful Dead. Now the company has added another feather to its corporate cap: Tesla’s Fremont factory has been named the most productive auto plant in… Read more »

Tesla to buy nickel from Talon Metals mine in Minnesota

Talon Nickel, a US subsidiary of Canada-based Talon Metals (TSX: TLO), has secured an agreement with Tesla to supply nickel concentrate from its Tamarack Nickel Project, a joint venture with mining giant Rio Tinto, in Aitkin County, Minnesota. Under the terms of the agreement, Tesla has committed to purchase 75,000 metric tons (165 million lbs)… Read more »

Another Idra Giga Press delivered to Tesla Gigafactory Texas

Everything’s big in Texas, especially Tesla’s Gigafactory and the giant Giga Press casting machines that will be used there to stamp body components for Model Y. Tesla put its first Giga Press into operation at the Fremont factory in 2020. Made by the Italian firm Idra, it has a clamping force of 55,000 to 61,000… Read more »

Tesla Supercharger stations in Texas to feature CCS connectors

Tesla has taken another step towards opening up its Supercharger network to other automakers’ EVs. Last October, Tesla launched a “Non-Tesla Supercharger pilot” at 10 locations in the Netherlands. Now the company has applied for grants from the state of Texas to install Supercharger stations with CCS connectors, which would be a first in the… Read more »

How Tesla’s in-house software helped it weather the chip shortage

For months, the auto industry has been crying the blues, as a shortage of computer chips forced it to suspend production, in some cases for months, leading to empty dealer lots and skyrocketing prices. But one company seemed to sidestep the whole crisis—Tesla has been breaking records quarter after quarter, and sold nearly twice as… Read more »

Chinese battery-maker Gotion to establish US LFP cell production for…Tesla?

Chinese battery cell manufacturer Gotion High-Tech reports that it has agreed to supply 200 GWh of LFP battery cells to an unnamed “large US automaker” between 2023 and 2028. Initially, the cells will come from China, but the agreement also envisions establishing LFP battery cell production in the US. Gotion wrote in a filing on… Read more »