Tesla has shared a new video of its 4680 battery cell production line as it attempts to hire people to work for the Cell Teams at Giga Texas and Giga Berlin.
First unveiled at the company’s Battery Day event in September 2020, the 4680 battery cell is revolutionary in a number of ways. Its massive size helps its achieve 5X more energy, 16% more range, and 6X more power than current lithium ion batteries.
Those increases in performance and range won’t come at the expense of increased costs. Tesla expects to reduce production costs by more than half.
In their new video, the automaker not only give us a deeper look into its pilot Roadrunner production line, it also gives us a subtle hint that it will last at lease one million miles (1.6 million kms).
Spotted by Dave Lee on Twitter, Tesla chose the song “Honey Bee” by Don Hinton as the soundtrack for the video. Nineteen seconds into the video the lyrics mention “walk a million miles.” Tesla is well known for hiding easter eggs anywhere and everywhere, so their song choice is unlikely to be a coincidence.
Tesla is aiming to produce up to 10GWh at its pilot production line in California. The automaker is also working with Panasonic to build a prototype production line. Both Giga Berlin and Giga Texas, both on track to open later this year, are expected to be the first full-scale production sites for the new battery cells.
Check out the full video below.