LGFor new models to be released in 2023 TeslaEstablish an electric vehicle battery factory in both the US and Europe to supply advanced battery cells to Turkey. One of LG Chem’s sub-branches, LG Energy SolutionsTesla’s Called 4680 works for the production of the new battery cell.
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LG currently supplies batteries to Tesla for Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in China, while Panasonic supplies batteries for Tesla cars made in the US and Europe. Although it has not yet agreed to an agreement to provide it, the Korean company told reporters last week that it plans to set up a factory in the US to make battery cells for electric vehicles and energy storage systems. The company did not identify potential customers, but a source said it hoped Tesla would buy the batteries.
Sources say that LG Chem has made samples of the 4680 but mass production They stated that they did not pass to the part.
One of the sources is that LG is expected to be established. In the USA factory For Tesla vehicles manufactured in the USA, SpainHe stated that Tesla plans to produce 4680 battery cells to supply the Giga Berlin facility in the factory, which is expected to be established in.
Tesla, last September production costs drop, battery performance improve and driving range announced a new 4680 battery cell development plan. Elon Musk said that the company will continue to use batteries supplied by LG, Panasonic, Chinese CATL and other manufacturers, and even will increase the purchase He said, but after a certain period of time, the use of these batteries will be discontinued and the 4680 will be used.
Musk said Tesla had been in talks with battery suppliers about developing 4680 battery cells, Musk said.