Tesla’s Chinese battery supplier, CATL, (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited ) is working on new battery materials that will improve energy density by about 10-20% and increase range. These batteries, called M3P, will allow the electric vehicle to reach a range of 700 kilometers per charge.
The new materials used in the battery are believed to drive these numbers, as they provide as much storage capacity in real space as the existing battery. For reference, about a 20% gain is compared to more traditional iron phosphate batteries. These metal phosphor units are common, with major brands like Ford beginning to integrate them more widely into their production operations.
There is also a 4680 battery from Panasonic
Tesla works with a few suppliers to get the batteries it needs for cars like the Tesla Model Y. Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about the new 4680 batteries from Panasonic and Tesla. These will be used (if possible) to make certain designs more affordable through performance and cost effectiveness. CATL launched the Qilin battery in June and achieved a 13% higher energy density compared to Tesla’s 4680 cylindrical battery cells, 46 mm in diameter and 80 mm in height, while using the same type of material.
The new materials used in the CATL battery are not specified by the manufacturer. They offer as much storage capacity in real space as the existing battery. The company also says the costs will be lower than cobalt and nickel batteries that are widely used today. Ideally, this will result in a cheaper and cheaper electric car.
CATL works with several car manufacturers
CATL is the world’s largest battery manufacturer, and its sales figures alone account for more than a third of global EV battery sales. CATL already works with Volkswagen and BMW and Ford. It has also signed distribution agreements with Geely Automobile Holdings. Chinese automakers own brands like Volvo, Polestar and Lotus.
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