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  • Nick Michell Michell

    Member
    August 31, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Tesla is selling Model 3s with LFP batteries in China and Europe, and now possibly in the U.S. I’ve seen a few of the articles about charging and cold weather range, and while I don’t doubt that it’s true, this may also just be Tesla working through a few kinks ie as usual, their customers are the beta testers.

    I think LFP is the future for EV batteries: cheaper, safer, no supply constraints (other than lithium), and no conflict metals. Other changes are coming, such as silicon anodes, that will raise the Wh/kg numbers.

    All that said, I’ll be shocked if Aptera has LFP batteries right out of the gate. They have enough on their plate already.