Tesla Teases Three New EVs Together with Compact Automobile With 53-kWh LFP Pack

Tesla Teases Three New EVs Together with Compact Automobile With 53-kWh LFP Pack

After dedicating a lot of final month’s Investor Day presentation to its Grasp Plan Half 3, Tesla has put its long-term technique on paper, revealing attention-grabbing particulars within the course of.

The doc shared by the EV maker on its web site is sort of technical because it outlines the assumptions, sources and calculations behind the Grasp Plan Half 3 presentation on March 1. Whereas devoted to the corporate’s battery technique and sustainability, the doc does embrace some thrilling tidbits of data concerning future merchandise.

Maybe essentially the most newsworthy is the actual fact Tesla has teased three new automobiles within the “Batteries for Transportation” chapter. Extra particularly, the automaker has talked about a automobile within the compact section – almost definitely the so-called $25,000 entry-level automobile – an entry within the business/passenger vans section, and a bus.

In a desk included within the doc, Tesla reveals particulars about battery capability and chemistry for every of its present and future automobiles, together with the three talked about above. 

Tesla Teases Three New EVs Together with Compact Automobile With 53-kWh LFP Pack

The compact mannequin, rumored to be referred to as Mannequin 2 and even Mannequin Q, will function a 53-kilowatt-hour battery pack with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry. Tesla says the decrease vitality density of this battery sort makes it essentially the most becoming for standard-range automobiles, whereas long-range fashions require increased vitality density chemistries (excessive nickel).

By excessive nickel, Tesla means low to zero cobalt Nickel Manganese cathodes at the moment in manufacturing and below improvement in-house, at suppliers, and in analysis teams.

Tesla forecasts that the compact EV, which can or might not be a shrunken model of the Mannequin Y, has potential for 42 million gross sales, which is nearly double the estimated gross sales of its present best-selling line, the Mannequin 3/Y. The automaker doesn’t present a timeframe for the projected gross sales, although.

Tesla reportedly expects a Mannequin 2 manufacturing charge of 4 million models per yr, of which 2 million are supposed to return from its new Gigafactory in Mexico – with Giga Berlin and Giga Shanghai splitting evenly the remaining 2 million.


Shifting on to the second new mannequin, Tesla says the business/passenger van would require a Excessive Nickel battery pack with a capability of 100 kWh. The corporate anticipates this mannequin has potential for 10 million gross sales, making it the third-best promoting mannequin in Tesla’s vary after the compact EV and the Mannequin 3/Y.

The business/passenger van could or not be the robotaxi Tesla has talked about so many occasions prior to now – or not less than the bottom on which the robotaxi will probably be constructed.

Lastly, Tesla’s Grasp Plan Half 3 mentions a Bus that may function a 300-kWh LFP battery pack. The corporate reckons this product has potential for 1 million gross sales.

One other attention-grabbing takeaway is the battery capability listed for the Cybertruck – 100 kWh with Excessive Nickel chemistry. That clearly is not large enough to allow a driving vary of 500 miles, however given what number of occasions Tesla has modified its thoughts concerning the Cybertruck thus far, we would not say the 100-kWh pack is ready in stone.

After all, there’s additionally the chance the battery packs listed above are merely the smallest ones accessible on every mannequin.