Tesla’s Battery Day Event

Tesla’s Battery day is expected to be around 2 AM IST tonight! Starting this thread for discussions and compilations of announcements from the event.

Some interesting articles speculating what could be announced:

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Tesla Youtube livestream:

Now you know - Youtube channel with Zac & Jesse commentary:

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And finally, Tesla 46-80 cell : )

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For those who missed it, interesting event format. It was a drive-in event with investors sitting in their teslas and honking to show approval.

Summarizing some of the announcements here:

  • New battery form factor with a bunch of improvements in manufacturing and chemistry to drive down prices further. Musk is claiming a 56% reduction in the price per KWh. No prototypes shown, the actual production might be a couple of years away
  • Model S Plaid announced with a new power train, would come up to $139,990 and available in 2021. The Plaid would be even faster than the Ludicrous mode. Expected 520 miles+ range, 200 mph top speed and 0-60 mph in < 2.0 secs
  • They’re working towards the end goal of building a $25,000 electric car.

Some good compilations:

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This, I hope would mark their entry into India and other emerging markets.

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Yes. Like to add a couple of things as well:

  1. Maybe one of the proposed “Terafactories” (Which is smaller than the current gigafactory) could be built in India as well.

  2. Tesla driving down battery costs to around 70-80$ per kwh will be incredible. (An ather 450x battery at that cost would cost less than ₹20000). Hopefully all these advancements can be scaled up sometime soon.

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Kudos to Ather Design Team for making battery pack part of frame structure. Now they just have to look into new manufacturing process standards.

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