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Tesla could struggle to implement some of its battery advances: Experts

Tesla's new battery cell is key to achieving the goal of cutting battery costs in half and ramping up battery production nearly 100-fold by 2030

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(Reuters) - The advanced battery cell design and new manufacturing processes outlined by Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk are promising, battery experts say, but they questioned how quickly they can be implemented and how much they'll contribute to reducing overall costs. Tesla's new battery cell - a larger cylindrical format called 4680 that can store more energy and is easier to make - is key to achieving the goal of cutting battery costs in half and ramping up battery production nearly 100-fold by 2030. "We're not getting into the cell business just for the hell of it, ...

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First Published: Thu, September 24 2020. 08:39 IST
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