Elon Musk reveals Berlin-made Tesla Model Y will get its new batteries first

Tesla head honcho Elon Musk revealed in a tweet that the company is working on new, more efficient EV batteries that it aims to begin using in its upcoming Gigafactory near Berlin.

Musk noted that when the Berlin plant — which will likely open next year — will use a larger cylindrical 4680 format cell in its new structural battery pack. The company had unveiled this cell design at its recent Battery Day event last month.

We’d previously learned that this fourth Gigafactory is slated to begin producing a revamped Model Y with a “radical redesign” of its “core technology” in the second half of 2021, so that’s where this battery will be implemented.

He added that this move will introduce some production risk, and that it’ll take a couple of years for Tesla‘s Fremont- and Shanghai-based plants to adopt this technology.

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To say that Elon Musk has a lot on his plate would be an understatement. But he’s not planning on changing that anytime soon. 

In a New York Times podcast released Monday, the Tesla CEO said that he delegates tasks on a limited basis, and does most of the major work he needs himself. 

“If investors in Tesla knew the full scope of all the things I do at Tesla, they would be quite concerned,” Musk told

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