Tesla continues to ramp up efforts to expand its battery business in Canada. The company opened recruitment for the position of Chemist - Cell Cathode Engineering in Mississauga.
In November 2021, it became known that Tesla opened production in Markham, Canada. The main direction of the new facility is the production of machines that will produce batteries in the company's factories around the world. In addition, the company will carry out R&D related to battery production. The facility will play a very important role in the development of the company, as Tesla's efforts are now aimed at establishing mass production of 4680 battery cells.
It is obvious that the manufacturer is actively developing in Canada. About two weeks ago, Tesla opened hiring for a Chemist - Cell Cathode Engineering position in Mississauga. Tesla wrote that it is looking for a highly motivated chemist to create and perform quality testing and failure analysis processes for precursor and cathode material development and manufacturing. This role will develop and optimize chemical reactions and analytical processes with a multidiscipline lab team responsible for the ongoing quality support of material development and manufacturing.
In order to make electric vehicles more affordable, lowering the cost of batteries is key. Putting this task to the forefront, Tesla began research and development, and the production of the most important component of any electric vehicle—the battery. To achieve its goals, the manufacturer entered into partnerships with several acquired researchers, companies, and start-ups, and based in Mississauga, Springpower International became one of them.
During Battery Day, Elon Musk and Drew Baglino talked about how Tesla is going to save money on battery production, and one of the main components was the cathode production process. The planned changes in battery chemistry in relation to the cathode provide significant savings (-12%) and slightly increase range (4%). The goal here is to ditch expensive and ethically problematic cobalt in favor of a high nickel cathode. It looks like the Tesla team in Canada is actively involved in helping to improve the 4680 battery cell.
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