50% increase in energy density at pack level, That's where the industry will likely be in 2-3 years.
Very big variation there. 50% versus 5%5% higher energy density.
My interpretation is that the biggest advantage of the new cells is lower internal resistance. Not much help for pure electric flight other than faster recharge potential, but good news for hybrids.The 5X energy increase is due to the 5.48X increase in the volume of the package from the 2170 to the 8046. The packaging is a pretty clever innovation, IMHO, but hardly worthy of the hype.
Maybe not internal resistance but less overall resistance. It does have a more direct and robust path to the terminals. My take is that the real advantages are the speed with they can be produced and because they can now build a bigger battery there are fewer connections needed in the final package. Both aimed at reducing cost.....for Tesla.My interpretation is that the biggest advantage of the new cells is lower internal resistance.
The video was pure P.R. Not much real substance in there.
Looks like a huge investment in the cell factory - a variable that according to the slide has zero effect on range. The cell design costs look to be the only one that is actually paying for the development cost. At about a 2/1 ratio of investment/savings for the cell factory it may be a while before they amortize the total cost of the new battery.This is really the key slide.
No, you're thinking of pedal assist electric bicycles, I don't sell them.Says the guy who peddles electric cars.