Tesla Model Y (4680 battery cells) from 0 to 80% in 32 minutes

Tesla Model Y (4680 battery cells) from 0 to 80% in 32 minutes


Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the Model Y, manufactured at Gigafactory Texas, will be launched with 4680 battery cells. One can almost guess this, as Panasonic President pointed out in January 2021 that the development of Tesla’s 4680 cells was already underway. At the same time, one can only imagine what benefits the 4680 battery cells bring with them during charging.

Tesla’s 4680 cells could mean a price equation between electric cars and combustion engines, which is expected to reach the middle of the decade soon. 4680 cells are said to be 5 times more energy efficient and 6 times stronger than the current Tesla cell type, at half the cost. Due to the fact that more and more Tesla Model Y is being imported from Gigafactory in Texas, there are more reports of payment usage with Tesla Model Y.

Tesla Assistant The Kilowatts was recently able to test the Tesla Model Y, 4680 cells, at the Tesla Charging Station and was able to achieve promising results. The vehicle was charged from 0 to 80% State of Charge (SOC) in 32 minutes on the V3 Supercharger (250 kW peak power) in Firebaugh, California. According to the car, this is the amount of energy of 362 kilometers.

If you look at the charging curve, you can see that the charging power decreases rapidly and in line in the first ten minutes or so. Thereafter, the performance drop was reduced or even improved by the end of 80% SOC with a charging power of more than 50 kW. Kilowati also listed the following data in detail:

  • 9 to 20% SOC within 3 minutes
  • 9 to 39% SOC within 6 minutes
  • 9 to 50% SOC within 12 minutes
  • 9 to 80% SOC within 34 minutes
  • 9 to 90% SOC within 40 minutes
  • 9 to 97% SOC within 50 minutes

To put it in perspective, 32 minutes from zero to 80% SOC is good, but not a state of the art anymore. An example of better charging performance would be E-GMP based electric vehicles from Hyundai and KIA. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 and KIA EV6 make up from 10 to 80 percent within 18 minutes. At Tesla, however, it can be considered that further upgrades are possible. Since software updates can be performed on the air to further improve the charging stream.

Source: InsideEVs – Report: The 4680 Tesla Y Power Model has been refilled to 80% Within 32 minutes