The Battery Advance at the Heart of Tesla’s Model 3

By [email protected] Besides the glass roofs and spare, touch-screen equipped interiors, the magic of Tesla’s newly available Model 3 lies beneath the hood.

Panasonic and Tesla teamed up to produce a new type of battery specifically for the Model 3, Tesla’s first mass-market vehicle. This design is rumored to be 44160 lithium-ion cells, which measure 44 millimeters by 160 millimeters and allow the manufacturers to pack in more energy density with less cost in material and labor.

If the Model 3 battery comes in the 44160 cylindrical battery cell format, as a tipster claims, it would be larger than the cylindrical cells used in

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