According tomedia reports, Tesla has made improvements to its new “million-mile battery”, which reduces cobalt and increases the energy density of batteries, which could reduce battery costs. Tesla leads the electric car industry, depending largely on its batteries or, more specifically, on the chemical composition of their batteries.
Last year, Jeff Dahn of Dalhousie University, Tesla’s battery research partner, and his team unveiled the results of a new battery.
The battery is a lithium-ion battery that uses a new generation of “single crystal” NMC 532 cathodes and a new advanced electrolyte that can travel 1 million miles (1.61 million kilometers) for electric vehicles.
They have patented the battery. Tesla filed the patent application in August 2018 to extend the life and performance of lithium-ion batteries by using a large number of electrolyte additives. The patent focuses on improving the company’s rechargeable battery system by adjusting the chemical composition of the battery.
It comes after Tesla CEO Elon Musk also claimed that the company would launch a new battery with a 1m-mile range this year.
Tesla is understood to be producing its own batteries. The company’s goal is to produce its own batteries using technology developed by its in-house team and new technology recently acquired by Maxwell.
Earlier,media reported that the company is working on its in-house mysterious Roadrunner project. The company has now tested a battery prototype under the project. The company believes it can mass produce the batteries and use them in electric cars and fixed energy storage products.
Earlier, the company’s job advertisement suggested it might produce its own batteries at its Gigafactory 4 in Berlin, Germany.