In the spring of this year, when the long-awaited mass production of Model Y electric sneakers took place at the Tesla plant in the vicinity of Berlin, the company's management announced its intention to convert local assembly machines to more modern 4680-type batteries before the end of the year.
While Tesla's electric vehicles are content with 2170 type battery cells, although it has already worked on the process of assembly of traction battery crossovers integrated into the power structure of the body. Even the Texas plant has had to take a step back, adding to the 4680 type battery cells the same 2170 elements that Tesla machines have been equipped with for many years. According to some data, Tesla has had problems with a high level of marriage in the production of 4680 type batteries in mass quantities.
From the German publication sources, Reuters report that it is now known that Tesla, in the vicinity of Berlin, is unable to produce the 4680 to 2024 battery cells on a massive scale in the most optimistic way. It was originally planned that it would produce 500,000 electric vehicles per year and that the traction batteries would provide itself fully with up to 50 GWth of the equivalent capacity annually. According to the source, Tesla in Germany is only experimenting with the manufacture of electrodes, the mass production of these cells is not yet in progress, let alone the development of other battery cell components. Tesla now has the priority of equipping the relevant technological equipment at its Texas site, which partly explains the delay. At least there, the production of the 4680 battery cells is already in place, albeit in limited quantities.