This Tesla Video Makes Battery Production Look Cool

Aside from wanting to know how many miles of it you have, the battery is probably one of the least interesting parts of the package for most people splashing around with a new electric car.

The looks, the handling, the comfort and the little extras will take center stage and the humble battery will stick to its job – its very important job – of getting you from A to B.

Well, Tesla just got this unsung hero very much in the spotlight and made him the star of a pretty cool video (above) filmed at one of their battery cell manufacturing facilities.

The artfully recorded and edited sub-60 second sequence shows an incredibly precise and efficient process reminiscent of the fascinating factory video of the Model 3 that Tesla released a few years ago.

After watching Tesla’s battery video, which was released to encourage people to compete in the upcoming plants in Giga Texas and Giga Berlin, Model 3 owner Owen Sparks tweeted how the production process of the techniques used in the bottling process Industry seems to be inspired.

His post caught Tesla boss Elon Musk, who replied, “The best manufacturing technology is in extremely high-volume industries such as food and beverages, some medical (e.g. syringes) and toys.”

The best manufacturing technology is in extremely high volume industries such as food and beverage, some medical (e.g. syringes), and toys

– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 18, 2021

Another of Musk’s 42 million Twitter followers replied, “It makes sense that @tesla is an example for toy makers to be honest considering how much fun Teslas is,” to which Musk replied that his team was “literally.” tries to make full size cars “just like making toy cars. “

With our giant casting machines we are literally trying to make full size cars the way toy cars are made

– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 18, 2021

As for these batteries, Tesla, like other automakers, is currently sourcing the component from other companies so that all of its efforts can flow into the manufacturing process. For example, the 2170 cells for the Model 3 and Model Y are manufactured by Panasonic at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada.

Musk announced at a special event last September that Tesla plans to produce a new, far more efficient 4680 cell in-house that will significantly cut costs in a development that could dramatically change the EV market. Yes, this is an exciting time for electric cars indeed. And batteries too.

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