New-generation batteries are making a debut at Tesla

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Tesla is debuting its next-generation battery on its Model Y, promising larger, lower-cost, longer-lasting cells. The new battery is currently only available to the brand’s employees, according to the Electrek website. Tesla’s new 4680 battery cells (46 mm in diameter and 80 mm high) have a higher capacity and therefore promise greater range. However, they are also twice as large as the units currently in use by Tesla, so it is not possible to fit as many into the same car. These batteries will eventually allow Tesla to offer either vehicles with almost equivalent range for a lower price than …

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