The Limiting Factor indicates that Tesla is getting more range and performance from existing battery form factors. This means improvements from 4680 and structural battery packs will provide even more cost, weight and performance improvements. It also means that Tesla will be able to get more from existing production lines.
The Tesla Model S Plaid Delivery event is tonight.
More range from a smaller battery pack means the 18650 supply from Japan can stretch further.
— 🔋 The Limiting Factor 🔋 (@LimitingThe) June 7, 2021
The vehicle is only 200 lbs lighter. With structural pack it would probably be more like 200 kg lighter.
It depends if they added weight somewhere else, but going from the old model S pack to something like the model 3 pack would save 200 lbs easy
— 🔋 The Limiting Factor 🔋 (@LimitingThe) June 9, 2021
SOURCES- Limiting Factor, Tesla
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