- Tesla's Battery Day event will be streamed live online, directly after a shareholder meeting that starts at 4:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 22, on Tesla's Shareholder Meeting website.
- The event is expected to yield news about a long-lasting battery pack and cell production methods and chemistry changes that reduce the price of battery packs.
- CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the event will be "very insane" but, later, added the caveat that announced advances won't see the marketplace before 2022.
Important note about Tesla Battery Day unveil tomorrow. This affects long-term production, especially Semi, Cybertruck & Roadster, but what we announce will not reach serious high-volume production until 2022.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 21, 2020
Tesla's ability to squeeze every ounce of range from its battery packs has kept the EV maker sitting pretty atop the EV pack. Tomorrow, CEO Elon Musk will present information about how the company is able to do that and potentially share news on what's happening next in its never-ending quest to extend vehicle range.
You can tune in to watch a live stream of the Battery Day event on Tesla's own website. It'll begin directly after the 2020 shareholders meeting which starts at 4:30 p.m. ET. Tesla will live-stream both events, so if you're interested in the business side of things, you can tune in to that as well. But the real news will come from the Battery Day presentation. Musk teased the event at the beginning of the year but had to postpone it because of issues related to the pandemic. From the event we expect news about a long-life battery pack that has a million-mile-range before needing to be replaced and news about cell production and how the company is working to reduce the cost of cells for their packs.
Musk has taken to Twitter as hype builds around the event, tweeting, "it will be very insane." He also said Tesla will "take action" of its own, not just rely on battery suppliers such as Panasonic, in this tweet on Monday afternoon.
We intend to increase, not reduce battery cell purchases from Panasonic, LG & CATL (possibly other partners too). However, even with our cell suppliers going at maximum speed, we still foresee significant shortages in 2022 & beyond unless we also take action ourselves.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 21, 2020
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