Musk previously said that it plans to make the annual capacity of Berlin's battery production plant reach 100GWh, which may be expanded to 200-250gwh. 100GWh is more than twice the output of Tesla Nevada, the world's largest battery factory.The latest battery 4680 released by Tesla will take the lead in mass production in Berlin, Germany, and if Tesla CEO Musk's boast is fulfilled, the 4680 battery will come out in the world's largest battery manufacturer in the future.
Tesla, with the prior approval of the German federal government, began preparing to build a production plant near the Berlin super factory to manufacture 4860 batteries, German media reported Thursday.
The media pointed out that the news was somewhat surprising because Tesla did not apply to the Brandenburg state government, where the Berlin super factory is located, for a battery factory. However, Peter altmaier, Minister of the German Federal Ministry of economy and energy, chose to bundle the projects of Tesla battery factory with those of other companies and submit them to the European Union.
A spokesman for the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs said that Tesla and other companies were allowed to start the initial actions of the projects they applied for, that is, the approved enterprises could start to prepare for their own projects at their own risk.
This means that Tesla has been allowed to take action temporarily based on its application to build a battery plant. Tesla may start the initial work of the Berlin battery factory now.
At present, neither the German government nor the European Union has disclosed detailed information about Tesla Berlin battery factory, such as the size, location and number of jobs that can be created.
On the "battery day" in September 2020, Tesla released a brand new "4680" battery with a diameter of 46mm and a length of 80mm, which increases the range by 16%, energy density by five times, power output by six times and cost by 14%. The battery adopts the design of laser engraving electrodeless ear, and the main heating parts of the battery are removed, which can reduce the internal resistance, improve the thermal stability and controllability.
In November of the same year, Tesla CEO musk disclosed that Tesla will build a factory in Brandenburg near Berlin and produce batteries by itself. It plans to make the annual capacity of the factory in Berlin reach 100GWh, which may be expanded to 200-250gwh.
According to the media, this means that the factory in Berlin is expected to become one of the largest battery manufacturers in the world. The capacity of 100GWh is more than twice that of Tesla's current super factory in Nevada. The factory in Nevada is now the number one battery manufacturer in the world.
In December, musk confirmed on twitter that Berlin super factory will produce the first batch of 4680 batteries. Although musk did not say what model the 4680 battery produced in Berlin would be used for at that time, he had previously said that the first car off the production line in Berlin would be model y.