This week, Tesla proudly announced a remarkable accomplishment at its Kato Road pilot battery facility in Fremont, California: a new production milestone.
Last week, the team proudly manufactured 868,000 4680-type cylindrical lithium-ion battery cells – an accomplishment that was announced via the company’s social media.
Tesla has also added that this number is enough for more than 1,000 electric cars. Presently, the Tesla Model Y made in Texas is the only model furnished with 4680-type battery cells.
Before, we had been told that the production center created a collective sum of one million 4680-type cells by February since they began manufacturing in 2020.
A year has now passed, and by our estimate, at least 10 million units have been sold. We can’t be certain of the exact number yet, but it is likely to far exceed this figure.
Congrats to the 4680 cell team on achieving 868k cells built in the last 7 days—equal to 1k+ cars! 🔋 pic.twitter.com/CaC7Js9aEL— Tesla (@Tesla) December 25, 2022
By blending the latest news with existing information that Giga Texas has been producing 3,000 Model Y cars per week for the primary time, it is apparent that only a third of them are equipped with 4680-type battery cells (Tesla Model Y AWD).
This indicates that the 2,000 Model Y cars produced per week are Long Range All Wheel Drive versions powered by cells of the 2170 type.