So far, the Tesla management has been reluctant to make specific statements about the progress in the production of battery cells in the 4680 format developed in-house. In September 2020, the company announced that it wanted to achieve an annual capacity of 10 gigawatt hours on a pilot line near the Fremont plant in California by the end of 2021 , but has not received any specific inquiries since then. At the weekend, however, the first figures for the production of 4680 cells from an unofficial source at Tesla became known.
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The latest official information on the matter came in late January’s Q4 earnings call from Drew Baglino, Tesla’s senior vice president of propulsion and energy. There are enough other batteries from suppliers for this year, and the volume planning for 2022 will not fail due to a lack of availability of 4680 cells , he said. Significant progress has been made with pilot production in Fremont, and Tesla is already building daily battery packs from its own batteries for use in the new Gigafactory in Texas. The first electric cars would probably be delivered in the first quarter of 2022, Baglino explained.
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