Tesla’s Battery Day event has many interesting and amazing announcements. This event was expected to be launched for more than a couple of months. This event got delayed due to the ongoing pandemic situation. The company announced its plans to eliminate cobalt in their batteries and also aims to provide 25k cars, which is a huge number when compared to the current production. The company has already begun its process to set up factories in various regions of different parts of the country.
Their plant in China is already producing large units of cars which get exported throughout the world. The newly designed Plaid powertrain will help the Model S to reach 200 mph. The event took place socially-distanced outdoor between the shareholders inside the parked cars. Shareholders approve the suggestion and remarks by pressing the horns of the vehicles. The event basically looked like a drive-in shareholders meeting.
Tesla announced their plans to improve “tabless” batteries in their upcoming cars which helps the cars to improve vehicles’ range and power. The car manufacturer has announced its plans to produce in-house batteries to rescue the cost of the batteries. This initiative is to produce electric vehicles at the sale price of gasoline-powered cars. Its widely said that this initiative to lower Tesla’s cost per kilowatt-hour which is the primary factor for measuring the travel cost.
The company has decided to remove the tab from their electric cars which increases the performances to a considerable extent. Currently, Tesla has been getting batteries from third party suppliers. Panasonic is one of the leading suppliers of batteries in recent times. Musk has shown its interest in developing batteries from their production house.
Musk has already expressed his concern over the delayed production of batteries form the Panasonic for its both Model 3 and the Model Y. Battery forms the important factor in their electric car which is used to store electric energy which will be used as a power for traveling. These batteries use advanced technologies for storing huge amounts of electric charge in them.
Plaid powertrain which is one of the most important topics had many new interesting kinds of research which is revealed during the time of the event. This technology will improve the performance of the electric car by propelling a huge torque within a given point of time. This technology will make the electric vehicle reach 520 miles on a single charge. While accelerating, the car could able to reach 0-60 mph in under two seconds. tesla claimed that the Plaid powertrain will help the engine deliver a top speed of 200 mph.
Musk told during the event that their new cathode plant will be built within North America will be used to build electric batteries with a motive to reduce the production cost. The battery production companies which is located in other parts of the world require a huge sum of men and material for transportation. A battery production company within the reach will help the company to minimize its cost of transportation.
This new battery production plants will make cathodes 76 percent cheaper and it’s also added that it produces zero wastewater. As we know that Tesla uses renewable energy as the key element for powering up the electric vehicles, Musk has announced that they will eliminate cobalt in its cathodes. Even though the less amount of cobalt is used in their batteries its mining happened under severe conditions which might overrule human rights. These are some of the important announcement that was unveiled during the Tesla battery day.