Tesla 4680 Battery Cell & Pack Get a Theoretical Breakdown by Munro & Associates

by Eva Fox November 25, 2020

Tesla 4680 Battery Cell & Pack Get a Theoretical Breakdown by Munro & Associates

Source: Munro Live/YouTube

For the time being, the public does not know all the specific details of Tesla's new battery. However, it is known that the new cells will have six times more power, five times more energy, and will increase the range by 16% compared to the cells that are in use today. Sandy Munro and his team made their own guess as to how Tesla's battery pack would work.

Munro says the new battery layout for the 4680 cell—meaning, the new design—is likely to be half the price of the old packaging. He believes that the new pack will contain 960 cells, which will be located in four modules. Inside each module, there will be a kind of connection, the same as between the batteries, which is inserted into the flashlight.


Source: Munro Live/YouTube

One end of a conventional flashlight battery has a ledge for the positive side and a flat end for the negative. If we want to make the flashlight work, then we need to put one battery on top of the other so that the positive and negative ends of the battery touch each other. After that, when turned on, the flashlight will work.

Munro thinks this is exactly what Tesla will do in its battery packs. The connections will be laid in such a way that each module will work as a single battery. Further, the connection will be laid between the four batteries, so that ultimately they work on the same principle as the batteries in the flashlight.


Source: Munro Live/YouTube

Regardless of whether Munro is right or wrong, we are confident that Tesla's new battery cells, and the way they are packaged, will make it possible to reduce the cost of producing batteries—a major obstacle to making electric vehicles affordable to the masses.

 

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