Tesla 4680 battery cells are almost ready, structural pack tested, front (and rear) casting done

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Tesla has just released it’s Q2 2021 financial results. On page 8 of the 28 page shareholder deck, Tesla detail their progress on the 4680 battery cell that was announced at battery day in September last year. Under the Battery and Powertrain section, Tesla says, We have successfully validated performance and lifetime of our 4680 cells produced at our Kato facility in California. We are nearing the end of manufacturing validation at Kato: field quality and yield are at viable levels and our focus is now on improving the 10% of manufacturing processes that currently bottleneck production output. While substantial progress has been made, we still have work ahead of us before we can achieve volume production. Internal crash testing […]

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