Tesla takes great pride in presenting particularly high-performance electric car batteries. And during its last Battery Day, a kind of keynote, the company founded by Elon Musk once again surprised by unveiling a new technology for its batteries: they are new 4680 cells. These versions have five times more battery life. capacities than traditional batteries and are six times more powerful, according to the details of the Auto-moto website. But above all, these special batteries will make their debut on European soil.

Thus, they will first be equipped on the Tesla Model Y which are manufactured in Berlin, Germany. The news was confirmed by Tesla boss Elon Musk, in a tweet posted on October 7. "Berlin will use 4680 cells with a one-piece molded battery structure, front and rear." This new model should allow the electric vehicles of the American manufacturer to go even further in performance. Thus, as Auto-moto reminds us, these new cells and this new structure should help reduce the weight of the battery by 10% while increasing the autonomy of the machine by 14%. Or at least two years, according to the Fandroid site.

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It was in November 2019 that Elon Musk revealed the location of his future European gigafactory. From the start, it had been made clear that the Berlin plant would be used for the construction of batteries, engines and the Model Y. The manufacturer has big plans to develop the site. In his tweet on October 7, Elon Musk announced that in addition to the batteries, a "new paint system" will also be implemented at the German plant. The latter will also be the birthplace of new technologies thought up by Tesla. And Elon Musk warns: this will generate "a significant production risk". However, we will have to wait a few more months before we can see the first Model Ys come out of the Berlin factory: this will not happen until the second half of 2021.