BYD has reportedly acquired 10 GWh of orders from Tesla for LFP batteries

BYD has reportedly acquired 10 GWh of orders from Tesla for LFP batteries


Proper now CATL is Tesla’s sole provider of LFP (LiFePO4) battery cells, however BYD appears to be the subsequent on the record.


In line with Chinese language media, Tesla has secured an preliminary order of 10 GWh value of LFP battery cells from BYD, to energy the Mannequin 3 and Y of their normal vary variations.

10 GWh is sufficient to assemble greater than 181.000 battery packs for the Tesla Mannequin 3 with 55 kWh every, or greater than 166.000 for the Mannequin Y with 60 kWh every.


At present, the LFP battery packs of Tesla made with CATL’s battery cells solely attain an vitality density of 126 Wh/kg, however BYD’s Blade battery packs are extra vitality dense and have already reached 150 Wh/kg.


People who fear about LFP’s poor efficiency on low temperatures, truly don’t have anything to fret about. Due to a robust and environment friendly TMS (Thermal Administration System), LFP battery packs can carry out extraordinarily effectively even at an ambient temperature of -20º C.

BYD Blade battery with thermal administration


As an example, we reported a self-heating lithium ion battery construction with an embedded nickel foil as an inner heater, which achieves a heating pace higher than 1 °C per second, which means that, even within the excessive chilly of −30 °C, it takes solely 90 s for the battery to heat as much as 60 °C earlier than operation (driving).

Thermally modulated lithium iron phosphate batteries for mass-market electrical automobiles


Subsequently, when you stay in a really chilly place you might use your smartphone to shortly pre-heat your electrical automotive and its battery earlier than leaving dwelling.

Not solely the cobalt-free BYD Blade battery packs have good vitality density, efficiency, security and longevity, they presently even have the lowest kWh worth, estimated at 55 euros (64 USD).


Anyway, you most likely already know what I take into consideration BYD’s cobalt-free Blade battery. For my part it’s the very best EV battery pack accessible proper now by far, so, if this rumor is quickly confirmed to be true, it’s nice information for Tesla and EVs typically.


Nonetheless, I do count on that even higher alternate options to BYD Blade battery start to look within the coming months from CATL, SVOLT and Guoxuan. Lengthy prismatic LFP battery cells mixed with silicon or graphene dominant anodes – for terribly quick charging – would be the subsequent greatest factor for electrical automobiles.

In a yr or two, the very best electrical automobiles will take lower than 10 minutes to cost 80 % of their batteries at quick charging stations. With such quick charging pace, future EVs gained’t have to preserve growing their battery capacities to turn out to be nice alternate options to ICE (Inside Combustion Engine) automobiles.

An inexpensive 60 kWh cobalt-free battery that costs in lower than 10 minutes will probably be greater than sufficient for many household electrical automobiles that may have environment friendly 800-volt methods. For smaller electrical automobiles, 40 kWh will most likely be sufficient to make them aggressive in opposition to their present gas-counterparts.


What do you assume?



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September 2022