Tesla announced today it has officially produced 1,000,000 4680 battery cells.
In a post to Twitter, the automaker said it reached the milestone in January, sharing a picture of the employees who helped make it happen celebrating outside the Kato Road facility in California.
Celebrating our one millionth 4680 cell in January pic.twitter.com/d19IPFu18u
— Tesla (@Tesla) February 18, 2022
The announcement supports claims made earlier this month that Tesla had approximately 1 million cells ready to support the Model Y production ramp at Giga Texas.
Tesla is expected to receive certification to begin selling those Model Ys very soon, as more than 100 of the electric SUVs were moved into a holding lot outside of the factory yesterday.
As Tesla announced in the Q4 2021 earning call, these cars will have structural battery packs and 4680 cells.
First unveiled at the Battery Day event in 2020, the new 4680 form factory is set to considerably change the electric vehicle (EV) battery landscape.
Not only does it provide 5x more energy, 16% more range, and 6x more power, it will also much cheaper to produce than conventional lithium-ion batteries.
Tesla is also working with their battery partners Panasonic and LG Energy Solution to develop their own 4680 production lines to support their supply requirements.
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