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Elon Musk postpones Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ for September 15th

June 23, 2020

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Elon Musk postpones Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ for September 15thElon Musk postpones Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ for September 15th

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Last week, Tesla announced that thanks to a number of improvements to the vehicle, the range of the Model S has been increased to 402 miles. However, the next big range surge seems to come from battery technology, and Elon Musk plans to unveil everything on September 15.

In accordance with ReutersThe so-called “Battery Day” was originally planned for May, followed by a general meeting on July 7th. However, the coronavirus pandemic has caused both events to be postponed and (provisionally) postponed to September 15th. Musk describes “Battery Day” (in Spanish) as “one of the most exciting days in Tesla’s history”. However, he hasn’t said much about what will be revealed beyond confirmation in a tweet that will include a tour of the company’s cellular production system.

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Earlier this month, Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. announced (CATL) is known to have developed a 16-year battery that can drive a vehicle for 1.24 million miles. Production costs are only 10 percent higher than the batteries currently used in electric vehicles.

Given that Tesla is working with CATL, Musk is likely to be preparing to launch a variant of this million-mile battery that is used only in Tesla vehicles. When we combine new battery technology with continuous efficiency gains in the design of vehicle components, we can hear Musk announcing a surprisingly high range in September.