BYD Denies Rumors that it will Supply "Blade" Batteries to Tesla

BYD Denies Rumors that it will Supply "Blade" Batteries to Tesla

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BYD has denied rumors that it will supply "blade" batteries to Tesla, an electric vehicle manufacturer. The company said it never told the media it would do so, dispelling a rumor that surfaced a few days ago.

On August 5, a Chinese news outlet,, citing several anonymous sources, published a rumor that BYD would begin supplying its batteries to Tesla in 2022. In addition, sources said that Tesla models that will be equipped with these batteries have already entered the C-sample testing phase. BYD declined to comment on the matter in its response to a request from a journalist of the publication. According to another report, a BYD insider confirmed the case on August 6 and revealed that Tesla's first model with a "blade" battery could be the Model Y.

However, on Wednesday, August 11, BYD denied rumors that it was supplying "blade" batteries to Tesla, claiming the company never told the media it would do so.

Although BYD has a separate battery business called Fudi, it is still a company that also makes cars, with Tesla being its main competitor. There is also no compelling reason for Tesla to buy batteries from BYD as the company has good suppliers in China such as CATL and LG. Also in late 2021 to early 2022, the company may begin mass production of its own 4680 battery cells, which will allow the company to significantly increase the production of its vehicles.

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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