Panasonic has announced the launch of a large cylindrical battery for electric vehicles, the Panasonic 4680.

Panasonic has launched a prototype battery, the Panasonic 4680, a high-capacity cylindrical lithium-ion battery with a diameter of 6 mm and a height of 80 mm.

Panasonic has said that this is a new type of battery the company has been working on since Tesla announced a new form factor in September 2020, with better specs and lower cost of the Panasonic 4680. This brings the company into a new phase of the car battery business and is ready to invest in this project.

According to Reuters, Panasonic hasn’t released chemistry or details, nor has it said where or when it will be manufactured. Tesla continues to work on battery technology in-house and recently Recently, it has been reported that Tesla is producing a large number of battery packs for testing purposes.

As for the 4680 battery that Panasonic has just released, it is reported that at least a few other companies are developing this battery, and all of them are expecting large orders from Tesla as well. But it seems that Panasonic seems to be the most ready.

It is also reported that the lithium-ion phosphate battery market is important because Tesla has already switched all of its standard cars to lithium-ion phosphate batteries, and furthermore, Apple itself. Looking for manufacturers, looking for manufacturers and distributors of lithium ion phosphate batteries as well.

Source: insideevs

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