Elon Musk says Tesla Berlin will produce and use the new 4680 battery cell and the structural battery pack. Tesla Berlin should be producing cars in Q1 or Q2 of 2021.
Berlin will use 4680 cell with structural battery pack & front & rear single piece castings. Also, a new paint system.
Lot of new technology will happen in Berlin, which means significant production risk. Fremont & Shanghai will transition in ~2 years when new tech is proven.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 7, 2020
Rob Mauer of Tesla Daily estimated how the 10 GWh pilot line and 100 GWh by 2022 mentioned at Battery Day could be used.
If Tesla was sandbagging then the production for Berlin might begin in the second half of 2021. Perhaps 5GWh from each of two lines in Berlin in 2021.
SOURCES- Elon Musk, Tesla Daily
Written by Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com (Brian owns shares of Tesla)
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