In battery pack design we have to look at Tesla as they proved an electric vehicle could be a credible alternative to the internal combustion engine and they have lead the field for more than 2 decades.
The idea of using commodity battery cells as seen in laptops was ground breaking.
2012 Model S
Initially 3 battery pack sizes, mounted under the vehicle floor and giving performance and range.
A range of products to store energy from solar panels in the home.
2170 Cell Format
Announced in mid 2016 and began volume production in January 2017. This cell goes into the Model 3 battery from launch.
4680 Cell Format
Tesla Battery Day – September 2020, YouTube
The move to the 21700 format cylindrical cell was made with the Model 3 and this was again the first vehicle to take the 4680 cylindrical format cell.
- 2022 Model Y 4680 – gradually piecing together data on this battery
- 2022 Tesla Semi Specifications – a look at the vehicle specs so that we can then calculate the battery parameters
- Pre-launch look at the data around this vehicle – TESLA CYBERTRUCK and Battery Pack