Tesla Cybertruck hasn’t been officially launched yet. It missed yet another internal Launch Target of Q3 2023. But it looks like we will start soon seeing them on the road. Tesla Cybertruck Battery pack is already being discussed in various forums. Recent Q2 Earnings call gave us the term “Cybercell” aka 4680 Gen 2. In … Read more
The current batch of electric vehicles built on the BMW Gen5 Battery System. This design needs to survive until BMW swap to the Gen 6 design in 2025. The battery packs in the BEV and PHEV applications across SUV and Sedan platforms uses prismatic cells from Samsung SDI and CATL in a number of sizes. … Read more
Volkswagen ID Family cars such ID 3, 4, 5, 7, Buzz are based on a Modular electric drive matrix (MEB) Chassis. This Chassis contains the battery pack built into the floor for optimal weight distribution. The MEB can be scaled for cars to SUV to Vans thus allowing for standardized components especially battery modules and … Read more
Battery pack size versus application is an interesting comparison. The plot is based on real data from real products in the market and shows total battery pack size. The Y-axis is a logarithmic scale and hence the eLorry battery is nearly 6 orders of magnitude, or 1 million times, bigger than the smart watch battery.
Battery pack mass estimation is a key parameter required early in the conceptual design. There are a number of key reasons for estimating the mass, one of the main ones being the significant percentage it is of the overall mass of the complete system. One option is to list all of the components and assign … Read more
From 2026, Audi will only launch new all-electric models, the Audi PPE – Premium Platform Electric is their move to an 800V system and a consolidation on the number of parts. This presentation was given to a UBS investor meeting over a year ago, but worth looking at as it shows the Audi strategic thinking. … Read more