Tesla’s super factory in Berlin, Germany has begun production of the Model Y rear-drive basic version equipped with BYD batteries. This is the first time Tesla has used a Chinese brand of battery, and it is also the first electric vehicle launched by Tesla in the European market to use LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries.
Tesla joined hands with BYD for the first time, and it is reported that the German factory has begun to produce Model Y equipped with blade batteries
It is understood that this Model Y base version uses BYD’s blade battery technology, with a battery capacity of 55 kWh and a cruising range of 440 kilometers. IT Home noticed that, in contrast, the Model Y base version exported from the Shanghai factory in China to Europe uses Ningde’s LFP battery with a battery capacity of 60 kWh and a cruising range of 455 kilometers. The main difference between the two is that BYD’s blade battery has higher safety and energy density, and can be directly installed in the body structure, reducing weight and cost.
Tesla’s German factory also adopted innovative casting technology to cast the front and rear frames of Model Y as a whole at one time, improving the strength and stability of the body. Tesla CEO Elon Musk once called this technology For a revolution in automotive manufacturing.
At present, the Tesla German factory has produced the Model Y performance version and the long-range version. The Model Y base version equipped with BYD batteries may roll off the assembly line within a month. This also means that Tesla will provide more choices and price ranges in the European market to attract more consumers.
According to the report, Tesla has no plans to use BYD batteries in the Chinese market for the time being, and still mainly relies on CATL and LG Chem as battery suppliers. However, as Tesla expands production capacity and sales globally, it may establish relationships with more partners in the future to ensure the stability and diversity of battery supply.
Post time: May-05-2023